Hackers Are Outsourcing Social Engineering to Bots

We’ve all gotten phone calls from someone trying to talk to us about our car’s extended warranty, even if we don’t own a car. But has a robot ever called you to try to get the code your bank sends you when you log on? If it hasn’t happened, it might very soon.

It’s the subject of Motherboard Staff writer Joseph Cox’s new piece, The Booming Underground Market for Bots that Steal Your 2FA Codes

In Cypher, that part of Cyber where we decipher the week’s biggest tech stories, Cox talks about Mastadon’s beef with Trump’s social network, how a TikTok star famous for his IRL Skyrim videos allegedly used stalkerware to help him kill people, and hackers forcing victims to record hostage-style videos to get their Instagram accounts back.

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