[funsec] Cyber-criminals steal identity of one of the world's top security chiefs using Facebook
dparis at w3works.com
Tue Sep 21 05:48:34 CDT 2010
On 9/21/2010 5:49 AM, Nick FitzGerald wrote:
> Valdis wrote:
>> Was it a case of him having a Facebook ID and they hacked it, or that he didn't have
>> one and they created one in his name?
> I had the same initial response based on a brief synopsis of the story.
> As I read further though i decided it was the latter.
> Fraudulent impersonation, but not quite identity _theft_ as they didn't
> "steal" ("usurp", etc) an _actual_ identity _of his_...
wooo.. they created a fake FB account. If that's the "most dangerous
criminal threat we will ever face", then we're in damn good shape as a
society! (within the context of "cyber-crime") ::eyeroll::
...and we pay these people ..why?
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