This caught my interest today.
Rakesh Agrawal, the CEO of SnapStream, a Texan software company, received a message on Facebook, supposedly from one of his friends – Matt Finkelstein. “Matt” told Rakesh that he was stranded in London, after he had his money and air tickets stolen and needed $800 to get home.
Fortunately, as you’ll see in the transcript Rakesh published on his blog, he was suspicious and guessed that his friend’s account had been broken into by a hacker.
Asking personal questions that only Matt or a close friend would know helped Rakesh uncover the truth, although it’s clear that the scammer was able to derive some information (for instance, his wife’s name) from the profile.
well,im really stuck…
Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.