Have you ever gotten a random WhatsApp message? You think to yourself, "This is a scam." You'd be right, but you probably have no idea the scale of human suffering behind that text.
Organized crime syndicates and human trafficking are behind industrial cyberscam operations in South East Asia. The depth and breadth of these operations is devastating and heartbreaking. Even as a cybersecurity vendor, the scale of operations is astonishing. We dig in with Cezary Podkul to learn more about the human cost of these social engineering scams, and to understand that the person on the other end of that scam message might be a victim too.
Read the full report here: https://www.propublica.org/article/human-traffickers-force-victims-into-cyberscamming
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