Scammer software is usually quite crude and, as demonstrated here, vulnerable to clever victims aware of their shortcomings.
Engineer Man: "Taking it to another scammer using some nmap analysis and a common exploit to save 105 people. Mission accomplished."
Note that what he's showing here is not necessarily what he's doing, and doing it without due care and attention to the risks is gonna get you in trouble.
UPDATE: The video disappered. For posterity, it showed a scammer getting their just desserts because the server they used to log marks' passwords used an unsecured SQL database, allowing an intended victim to get in and wipe it.
Honest Guide is a YouTube channel for people interested in visiting Prague. It’s got tips and cautions that are great to know about in advance of going there. I wish there were similar YouTube channels for other places. In its latest episode, Honest Guide describes five common scams that tourists should watch out for. The […]
Jim Browning, who runs the YouTube channel called Tech Support Scams, recorded this call from fraudsters who “are robo-calling thousands of people in the UK with alarming messages apparently from ‘VISA.’ These messages are designed to alarm potential victims and is a ruse to gain access to people’s bank accounts via remote access software.”
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In recent years, natural language processing technology and language translation technology have advanced greatly. The trouble is, language translation software typically comes in the form of apps. And while your mileage may vary on their usefulness, they share one thing in common: a serious drain on the battery for your smartphone, the very thing you’ll […]
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As cool as your smartphone is, it can’t do everything. When a job requires a little elbow grease, a multitool is a great thing to have around – and might just save your life in the right situation. Here’s a roundup of some of the latest multitool designs, which have come a long way since […]