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Offline Bugbatter

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How tech support scammers have made millions of dollars
« on: April 19, 2017, 09:35:32 AM »


Ahhh, the sweet smell of revenge! Nothing like unleashing some ransomware on those tech support scammers, eh?

However, fortunately for them, there aren’t hours enough in the day to turn the tables on the swindlers and social-engineer their pants off.

Unless, that is, you’re talking about researchers at Stony Brook University, who recently cooked up a robot to automatically crawl the web finding tech support scammers and figuring out where they lurk, how they monetize the scam, and what software tools they use to pull off their dastardly deeds.

https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2017/04/19/how-tech-support-scammers-have-made-millions-of-dollars/



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