Today’s video is unique in that it’s a response to one of our viewers request to cover a story they found. This viewer noticed a great post on the MalwareBytes blog detailing a new 419 email scam that uses Stephen Hawking’s death as its hook. I find all email scams despicable, but using such a well-regarded person’s death to con people out of their money or identity is particularly vile. Watch today’s video to learn more about this Hawking email scam and how you can avoid it. Also, if you want to recommend a story, or hear about a particular topic on our blog—whether as an article or Daily Security Byte video—feel free to share your request using our Secplicity contact form.
Episode Runtime: 4:47
Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTHMX_PcbbQ
- Stephen Hawking 419 scam email – MalwareBytes
- What is 419 fraud – FBI
- Advanced Fee Scams – Wikipedia
—Corey Nachreiner, CISSP (@SecAdept)
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