Understanding Social Engineering Based Scams

by Markus Jakobsson (ed.)

Rating: ★★

A decidedly uneven book. On the one hand, we have some excellent data-driven chapters (particularly 4,8,9) and a couple of useful discursive ones (5,10), which serve to make the book a useful and relevant resource about modern scams. On the other hand, we have some terrible introductory chapters (1,3), a chapter marred by basic graph-reading errors (2) and one study (6) which [incorrect criticism of (6)]

Edit: rereading, I don't know what I was thinking, (6) makes a lot of sense, my criticism doesn't. Edited to remove.