Hacker News new | past | comments | ask | show | jobs | submit login

Troy Hunt took on one of these groups years ago and let them loose in a VM to see what they did.

Their initial contact

https://www.troyhunt.com/anatomy-of-virus-call-centre-scam/

When he called them back

https://www.troyhunt.com/scamming-scammers-catching-virus-ca...




They are apparently onto the VM trick now. I've heard of them checking the running processes for the virtualized network connection, etc.


There's a twitch streamer called Kitboga that messes with these types of scammers in VMs. It's pretty entertaining. He uses a voice changer and has a timer in the corner on how long he manages to keep a scammer occupied.




Guidelines | FAQ | Support | API | Security | Lists | Bookmarklet | Legal | Apply to YC | Contact

Search: