"Hacking" these days - purpose?
mark.tinka at seacom.com
Mon Dec 14 16:34:52 UTC 2020
On 12/14/20 18:23, Ryland Kremeier wrote:
> I would have to disagree. Considering the amount of people who have
> bitcoin, and even less the amount of people who farm it, or have
> farmed it before it became so difficult. It seems much more likely
> that the wide-spread infiltrations of every-day systems is for
> information and DDoS over bitcoins.
> I seriously doubt it’s that hard to sell information to companies, as
> they most likely don’t care how you got that information.
> If information wasn’t key, whether it be for selling to another party,
> or scraping that data for easy to social engineer targets; then I also
> don’t think that fraudulent calls would be so prevalent these days.
> Where the main target is older people who will fall for their basic
> tricks and end up losing potentially thousands per person.
Tend to agree.
Despite all the advice and mindless videos out there to help people
protect their data and/or not fall for basic scams, a lot of people
Humans' capacity to want to believe in and trust others is a strong
avenue that the scammers exploit to get paid. More so the older folk,
yes, but even the young, tech-savvy; particularly those who have been
too busy flipping between apps to realize that the Internet can be a
You'd be surprised how innovative and simple these scams are, and
actually becoming less and less sophisticated, which makes them even
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