How do you take down a criminal network that’s hidden in the shadows? How do you rescue child abuse victims who could be anywhere in the world? Hunting Warhead follows the journalists and police on a global mission to expose the darkest corners of the internet. What they discover shocks them. Host Daemon Fairless tracks down the investigators, survivors and criminals themselves. A co-production of CBC Podcasts and the Norwegian newspaper VG.
Hunting Warhead Introduces: Pressure Cooker
John and Amanda have lived on the fringes their whole lives. They’re on welfare, living with John’s grandma, and struggling with addiction to opioids and Dungeons and Dragons. They’ve followed crooked paths to this point. John played in heavy metal bands and dabbled with Satanism. Amanda left home and discovered heroin before her 18th birthday. The couple converts to Islam in an attempt to turn their lives around. But things take a wild turn when a mysterious figure enters their lives and draws them into a web of conspiracy, deception and terror. More episodes are available at smarturl.it/pressurecookercbc
Hunting Warhead Introduces: Click Here
Click Here from The Record by Recorded Future is a podcast that tells stories about the people and ideas shaping our digital world. Not long after the Conti ransomware group threw its weight behind Vladimir Putin and the invasion of Ukraine, someone leaked two years’ of its internal chat logs. What they’ve revealed has rocked the cyber world and made clear that running a world-class ransomware operation isn’t as easy as it used to be. Plus, a new look at information warfare with author Amy Zegart. More episodes are available at: https://therecord.media/podcast/
Episode 6: Fallout
At Faulkner’s final sentencing hearing, we finally discover the true extent of his activities on the dark web. We thought we knew everything he had been up to. We were wrong.
Episode 5: Becoming Warhead
What led Benjamin Faulkner to become Warhead? And, more importantly, how do you prevent others like him from following the same path?
Episode 4: Impact Statement
Jenn was home alone with her children when she received a call from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. They needed to talk to her as soon as possible. It was about her relative, Ben Faulkner.
Episode 3: Operation Artemis
After the arrest of Canadian Benjamin Faulkner, Taskforce Argos has to learn how to become Warhead on Child’s Play, before its users realize that the site has been compromised. But time is running out — and very difficult moral decisions will have to be made.
Disturbing, nauseating, gripping. This was a podcast I was glad to have heard but equally glad to be done with. The incredible production and storytelling kept me listening, though the content made me want to turn off. Kudos to the police and investigators, the white hat hackers, and the people brave enough to tell their tale of how this syndicate ruined lives. Thank you to those who are shedding light on a problem far more complex than good vs evil.
Thankyou so much for your work
Hard to listen to but so well told