Best Infosec-Related Long Reads of the Week, 1/14/23
'Scambaiters' target scam call centers, Violated trust of Roomba's test version victims, Tracking down the Idaho killer, Restoring civil-military cyber normal normalcy, OECD rules for reading emails
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Vigilantes for views: The YouTube pranksters harassing suspected scam callers in India
Andrew Deck and Raksha Kumar offer a gripping and sometimes disturbing expose of Trilogy Media, a part of the “scambaiting” community, a new and growing internet subculture that involves hacking, pranking, and taking revenge on people they believe are conducting scam phone calls.
Many of the YouTube creators who make scambaiting videos are from North America and Europe, and their most frequent targets are in India. Oftentimes, scambaiters simply annoy scammers: They might pretend they are falling for a scam call, for instan…
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