Roberto Escobar, brother of the notorious drug kingpin Pablo Escobar, is not satisfied with the security features of his iPhone X. In a trial reported by TMZ, Escobar said that when it bought the device in April 2018, it was assured by Apple employees that the phone was as secure as possible – which is obviously a big concern for Escobar. But, he says, someone was able to hack into his phone and locate his home address, which they used to send him a threatening letter. And he is suing Apple for $ 2.6 billion in the event of a security failure.
Escobar says that a person named “Diego” took advantage of security holes in the phone to find the address of Escobar, which, as you can guess, is not listed in the phone book. Since Escobar is unable to ignore the death threats, he says he has had to go through the hassle and relocation costs, not to mention the money he has paid in additional security. For this, in addition to the emotional distress he suffered as a result of the hack, he wants $ 2.6 billion from the tech giant.
Escobar isn’t content with a heavy trial, however. Through the family business Escobar Inc., he launched a website selling custom gold-plated iPhone 11 Pros at a reduced price, which is supposedly another way to hit Apple’s bottom line. that the conflict be resolved. He even says that if he gets a settlement from Apple, he plans to “give it all in the end” to other people who feel they have been scammed by paying for a lower product. And he also plans to share evidence of “how the people of the world were scammed by Apple Inc., buying shit at crazy prices” on that same website.
Apple has not responded to the Roberto Escobar iPhone prosecution or offensive to date.