Best Infosec-Related Long Reads of the Week, 8/12/23
SIM-swapping gamers' betrayal, Another false arrest from facial recognition, Identifying the most sexually predacious apps, Sweden's fight against disinformation, Yandex's privacy threat, more
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Teen Gamers Swiped $24 Million in Crypto, Then Turned on Each Other
Bloomberg’s Margi Murphy and Drake Bennett tell an intricate story of prominent crypto investor and marketer Michael Terpin, who became obsessed with a group of teen gamers, *including Joseph O’Connor, convicted earlier this year in a celebrity Twitter crypto scam), who stole $24 million in cryptocurrency from him during a SIM-swapping attack, ultimately turning on one another as the legal net tightened around them.
On Truglia’s sofa, as David blasted his way through Fortnite, they went over the clattering of David’s digital firearms. Their posse wasn…
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