Movie of the Week: June 10, 2024: The Beekeeper

THE BEEKEEPER | Official Restricted Trailer

THE BEEKEEPER | Official Restricted Trailer

“I protect the hive; when the system is out of balance, I correct it.” ~ Adam Clay in The Beekeeper

The Beekeeper is an action thriller that revolves around former military operative Adam Clay (Jason Statham), a retired member of a secretive group called “Beekeepers.” The covert organization operates outside the normal structure of government and dedicates itself to safeguarding the world.

When his aging landlady falls victim to a devastating phishing scam that leaves her finances in ruins, Clay feels compelled to reassume his previous role and embarks on a mission of vengeance. As he uncovers intelligence agency corruption that leads him to the highest seat of power in the United States, he is confronted with the shocking revelation that a presidential campaign has been financed through illicit phishing scams and tainted money.

The Beekeeper helps you appreciate light the ever-evolving landscape of cybercrime as it grows increasingly sophisticated and corporate and enjoys very powerful protection. This phenomenon is highlighted recently by esteemed journalist Bob Sullivan, an expert on cybercrime and financial fraud. Sullivan’s work indicates that these intricate schemes, orchestrated by corporate entities, demand an entirely new level of caution and vigilance. As he explains, “Increasingly, Internet scams are being run by organized crime organizations that combine the dark side of street gangs with Fortune 500 sales tactics.”

We recommend that you learn about Sullivan’s fascinating insights at his Substack, The Red Tape Chronicles, where he dives into the evolving landscape of Internet crime. He emphasizes the importance of learning from others’ experiences and approaching the online world with a discerning mindset. As an illustration, he presents one of the less severe instances of cybercrime:

“Imagine spending all year meticulously booking hotels and flights and piling up credit card purchases designed to maximize rewards points—and then logging in to find all those points have been stolen by a hacker. And you are unable to book that precious two-week family trip because a criminal has raided your rewards account.”

With news of “dead bodies outside scam call centers,” it’s time to sound the alarm on fraud.

The movie can be watched on various platforms.

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