The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom. - Isaac Asimov, scientist and writer (1920-1992)

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Internet Dating & Marriage Scams - how to avoid them

In the last four years I have seen numerous cases of this already classical Internet scam, obviously after they took place and there was little or nothing to do to reverse the financial damage on the victims. Basically, a Western guy meets an Eastern woman on Internet chat or dating services, they develop a relationship over the Internet and in some cases even meeting in real life, then he sends her large amounts of money and the girl eventually disappears. Are there chances of legal action success? What precautions should be taken?

Monday, October 4, 2010

Cyber-terrorism from fiction to reality

While preparing my two lectures for the Advanced NATO seminar that took place in Kiev, Ukraine, last week (sep 26 to 29, 2010) and had as topic "Cyber-Terrorism Prevention & Counteraction" - I had the occasion to go again through many books, reports and related documents on Cyber-Terrorism. Below are some key elements of the phenomenon, as a short introduction to this topic.