167 Nigerian Scammers Arrested in Global Law Enforcement Operation

Emmanuel Nwude sold an imaginary airport to a Brazilian bank for $242 million. Another scammer, Rubbin Sarpong, sweet-talked a woman out of $93,000. The woman believed Sarpong was a soldier in Syria who was in love with her. She believed she was helping the military and helping her romantic partner to bring gold bars back … Continue reading 167 Nigerian Scammers Arrested in Global Law Enforcement Operation

The Future of Brain Hacking

For a couple of years, I worked as an editor for scientific research papers. Most of the papers I worked on were from China, Japan, and South Korea. There were a preponderance of papers on cancer and other medical research. However, the Chinese research papers were largely focused on improvements in solar panels. Most of … Continue reading The Future of Brain Hacking

Clickjacking Ramps Up Tactics

Clickjacking is based on a simple principle: Make a victim click on something that is not what it appears to be. A simple example would be a Facebook like button that does something other than show your Facebook friends that you found something you liked. Why would someone want to make people do this? We'll … Continue reading Clickjacking Ramps Up Tactics

How I could have Stolen and Used Social Security Numbers

This summer I needed to have some questions answered at the local Social Security office. I was greeted by a guard who told me I should use the automated check in station to make an appointment. This was an ATM looking device that asked for my personal information and the reason for my visit. I … Continue reading How I could have Stolen and Used Social Security Numbers

Did the U.S. Just Declare Cyberwar Against Iran?

There are some surprising aspects to the recent U.S. cyberattack on an Iranian database, but the fact that it occurred is not one of them. The attack, at least on the surface, was straightforward. U.S. intelligence somehow got a foothold on a network that is associated with Iran's Revolutionary Guard. The group associated with this … Continue reading Did the U.S. Just Declare Cyberwar Against Iran?