Security expert Bruce Schneier writes about a humorous, cruel, yet very clever social engineering hoax inflicted on a USC basketball player in the lead up to an important game.

Apparently the ruse worked, the player, Gabe Pruitt, put up a miserable 3-for-13 game from the field.

Here is a shot of Pruitt as he realizes he’s been owned.

Gabe Pruitt

I feel for the guy.