Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Sunday August 09, 2015

Hackers Can Kill You Online

No, I'm not implying that hackers can come through your screen and bludgeon you to death, but they could have you officially declared dead by exploiting a fatal flaw in the system. Apparently, all you have to do is research and borrow a few identities.

In Rock's case, he made a website for a bogus funeral home and used that to back his application for an account as director. He got an automated call days later saying he was approved. With both online accounts in place, deaths can be registered in the real world.