Best Infosec Long-Reads of the Week, 8/27/22
Thieves bilked woman in elaborate romance scam, Peruvian "socialite" who infiltrated NATO society was a GRU operative, Teens rickrolled six schools, "OSINT" Twitter accounts in India target foes
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Kate Briquelet and Emily Shugerman tell this tale of 69-year-old Laura Francis, who met a young man, “David Hodge,” on Facebook, supposedly a surgeon helping soldiers recover from injuries caused by explosives, and began a whirlwind virtual love affair that turned into a complex online romance scam that cost her life savings of $248,000. To make matters worse, “David” had two accomplices egging Francis on to send him more and more money via a cryptocurrency ATM.
Bellingcat journalist Christo Grozev exposes Maria Adela Kuhfeldt Rivera, a woman who traveled the world as a Peru-born socialite with her own jewelry line, as an operative of Russ…
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