Details of an Airbnb Fraud

Post Syndicated from Bruce Schneier original https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2019/11/details_of_an_a.html

This is a fascinating article about a bait-and-switch Airbnb fraud. The article focuses on one particular group of scammers and how they operate, using the fact that Airbnb as a company doesn’t do much to combat fraud on its platform. But I am more interested in how the fraudsters essentially hacked the complex sociotechnical system that is Airbnb.

The whole article is worth reading.