"HCommerce: The Business of Hacking You," is as a documentary online video (sponsored by McAfee) in five segments posted every two weeks at www.stopHcommerce.com, which puts the focus on a family that lost $400,000 in a complex genealogy-related e-mail scam.
The Spears family of Portland, Oregon, lost about $400,000 when Janella Spears fell for the scam promising the lost fortune of a dead relative, J.B. Spears, in Africa. The documentary tells how Janella Spears, avidly interested in genealogy, was convinced the lost fortune of J.B. Spears was out there as the crime group going after her money even showed her a death certificate for him.
"HCommerce: The Business of Hacking You" is a McAfee-sponsored project, and not surprisingly, it tries to scare you a bit. It is full of doom and gloom but most of the problems can be avoided by using a bit of common sense. The video focuses on cybercrime's many dangers, including botnets and distributed denial-of-service attacks, that explains the huge scope of today's problems.
I'd suggest that everyone should watch these videos to be aware of the dangers. Episode 1 is available now and future episodes will become available in coming weeks.
You can view the video at http://www.stophcommerce.com.