Tuesday, 13 September 2016

'How I caught my online scammer'

A cybersecurity researcher living in Austria who was scammed out of $500 (£375) says his money was returned after he tracked down the scammer's family and contacted them on Facebook. Christian Haschek's blog post about how he caught the thief has been viewed more than 100,000 times in five days. The scammer was using the same usernames elsewhere on the net, which made him easier to track down.  Sept 13 http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-37348014

Christian Haschek  posted his blog on September 8 just a day before the First Quarter Moon. At Vienna where Christain lives, the Moon phase has a prominent T-square straddling the horizon. The most important aspect of the T is the Saturn-Neptune square.  Simply put  Saturn-Neptune here means hard reality (Saturn) catching up with a fraudster (Neptune).

The Sun is in Virgo – the sign linked with analytical skills the kind required in mathematics and computer programming. But in addition, the Sun is conjunct  the asteroids Minerva and Urania both of which deal with the same kind of skills that finally helped Christian  catch the thief!

MINERVA: Broad perceptual skills; strategies to deal with situations and people; “calculations” (whether dealing with math or public relations); figuring things & people out.

URANIA: handling theoretical, hypothetical or abstract principles and information; logic and rationality.

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