A cryptoqueen on the run and the cons she got away with.
This week Carole Theriault sits down to interview author Jamie Bartlett on his book, "The Missing Cryptoqueen - The Billion Dollar Cryptocurrency Con and the Woman Who Got Away with It." Dave and Joe share some follow up from listener Dustin who shares an interesting experience he had involving his child's medical documents and how easy it was to obtain them, making scams even easier. Joe's story follows a young teen hacker and how they allegedly were able to hack Uber and Rockstar Games. Dave has got the story on Queen Elizabeth II and how giving condolences could lead you right into a scam. Our catch of the day comes from us here at the CyberWire. We received an email from one Vladomir Petrova, a citizen of Ukraine, which gets more suspicious the longer the email reads.
Links to stories:
- Social Engineering: How A Teen Hacker Allegedly Managed To Breach Both Uber And Rockstar Games
- PHISHING ALERT: GIVING YOUR CONDOLENCES FOR QUEEN ELIZABETH II CAN LEAVE YOUR DATA IN THE HANDS OF CYBERCRIMINALS