FBI Turns the Table on Scammers

OK, this is a good one. Recently unsealed court documents reveal how the FBI tricked a cybercrime gang by setting up a fake webpage. The cybercriminals were posing as Fedex CEO Brian Reh and they managed to contact the accounting department of a company called Gorbel Manufacturing and extract $82,000. Gorbel later alerted the FBI, who came up with a scheme to fool the hackers into connecting to a fake Fedex site that ultimately revealed the hacker’s info through booby-trapped Word files. Chalk this one up as a sweet, ironic win for the good guys!