Pluralistic: How I got scammed (05 Feb 2024) →

If Cory Doctorow can fall victim to a phishing scam, what hope do the rest of us have?

Coincidentally, someone on the Irish Tech Community slack reported that they were the victim of an attempt where their “bank” read out the first 8 digits of their virtual card and was asking them to read out the last 8. Turns out that you can basically construct the first 8 digits of any card if you know the card type, the issuer and the issuing country.

Let’s be careful out there.