CyberScoop: CA Prosecutor Erin West on Crypto Scam called 'Pig Butchering'
Pig butchering has become an all-too-common online con that costs victims billions of dollars annually. And there’s little remedy for a growing number of victims.
But Erin West, a California prosecutor, has made it her mission to fight back against these scams and the people executing them. On a recent episode of CyberScoop’s Safe Mode podcast, she spoke with Editor-in-Chief Mike Farrell about the origin of pig butchering, how scammers dupe their victims and what tech companies can do to help prevent the schemes from proliferating.