Warnings about ways to scammed, lose money and an indication how ships might, remotely be diverted!
A couple of recent articles concerning how bad people might seek to get money from you or scam you into helping them convert “bad money to good”! Obviously I don’t know how accurate or rigorous these articles are but they are from, apparently, reliable sources and thus, on face value, you would be wise to take note
- Money laundering – summary: http://www.technologyreview.com/view/520501/the-secrets-of-online-money-laundering/?utm_campaign=newsletters&utm_source=newsletter-daily-all&utm_medium=email&utm_content=20131021
Original article: http://arxiv.org/abs/1310.2368
- Another approach to extract money from you, reported in the Guardian: “ransomware”: http://www.theguardian.com/money/2013/oct/19/cryptolocker-attacks-computer-ransomeware
- And finally diverting ships with devious intent! http://www.technologyreview.com/news/520421/ship-tracking-hack-makes-tankers-vanish-from-view/?utm_campaign=newsletters&utm_source=newsletter-daily-all&utm_medium=email&utm_content=20131018 (Presumably foxing the GPS of aeroplanes and cars is also possible!)