18 episodes

Former FBI Special Agent Chris Tarbell and ex-Anonymous/LulzSec blackhat hacker Hector Monsegur (aka Sabu) faced off as adversaries in cyberspace before becoming close friends and podcast co-hosts.
Listen to Tarbell, co-founder of the elite cybersecurity firm NAXO, and Monsegur, a top network penetration tester and security engineer, break down the must-know cybersecurity news and topics of the week. You’ll walk away from each episode with unique perspectives on keeping your family, your company, and yourself safe from cyber attacks.

Hacker And The Fed Chris Tarbell & Hector Monsegur

    • Technology

Former FBI Special Agent Chris Tarbell and ex-Anonymous/LulzSec blackhat hacker Hector Monsegur (aka Sabu) faced off as adversaries in cyberspace before becoming close friends and podcast co-hosts.
Listen to Tarbell, co-founder of the elite cybersecurity firm NAXO, and Monsegur, a top network penetration tester and security engineer, break down the must-know cybersecurity news and topics of the week. You’ll walk away from each episode with unique perspectives on keeping your family, your company, and yourself safe from cyber attacks.

    The FBI Take Down Of Hive Ransomware Network & Questions About The FBI

    The FBI Take Down Of Hive Ransomware Network & Questions About The FBI

    This week on Hacker And Fed we discuss the FBI's takedown of Hive, the Ransomware group with over 100 million in ransom payments. We also talk about the FBI's insider threat brochure, giving companies indicators on what to look for internally. And finally, Hector asks Chris some questions about the FBI.
    Links from the episode:
    justice.gov/opa/pr/us-department-justice-disrupts-hive-ransomware-variant
    fbi.gov/file-repository/insider_threat_brochure.pdf
    cisa.gov/insider-threat-cyber
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    For more information on Chris and his current work visit naxo.com
    Follow Hector @hxmonsegur

    • 54 min
    2023 Hacking Predictions, Bug Bounty Hunters, And The Super Bowl Sunday Hack

    2023 Hacking Predictions, Bug Bounty Hunters, And The Super Bowl Sunday Hack

    This week on Hacker And Fed Hector makes some predictions of the hacks we will see in 2023. We also discuss bug bounty hunters, how they're not getting paid what they deserve and why they may take their exploits to the dark web. We touch on another big API data leak and Hector tells a story of a hack he did on Super Bowl Sunday. And finally we help a listener with spoofed calls and text messages.
    T-Mobile Filed Form 8-K with the US SEC
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    For more information on Chris and his current work visit naxo.com
    Follow Hector @hxmonsegur

    • 49 min
    Cyber In The News: Important Stories Slipping Under The Radar

    Cyber In The News: Important Stories Slipping Under The Radar

    This week on Hacker and the Fed we discuss a variety of recent news stories, including a report of a messaging service selling access to user data, bootleg network devices being sold through certified vendors, Gmail offering end-to-end encryption, lessons learned from a not so secure encrypted messaging application, cell phone software that was stolen and made public, and a password problem at a major US executive department.
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    For more information on Chris and his current work visit naxo.com
    Follow Hector @hxmonsegur

    • 51 min
    Twitter's Data Leak, Russian Hacking Crew "Cold River", and Listener Questions

    Twitter's Data Leak, Russian Hacking Crew "Cold River", and Listener Questions

    This week on Hacker And Fed we discuss Twitter's data leak, explaining APIs and how to better protect ourselves. We also touch on the Russian hacking crew "Cold River" and answer some listener questions.
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    For more information on Chris and his current work visit naxo.com
    Follow Hector @hxmonsegur

    • 1 hr
    Cell Phone Eavesdropping, Tupac and Biggie in New Zealand, and Botnets

    Cell Phone Eavesdropping, Tupac and Biggie in New Zealand, and Botnets

    This week on Hacker And Fed we tackle IMSI Catchers, or cell phone eavesdropping devices after one was found by French authorities in the back of a vehicle near the US embassy in Paris. We also cover Hector's PBS Hack, his thought process and attack vector. And finally we have a conversation about Botnets and some of the risks they present.
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    For more information on Chris and his current work visit naxo.com
    Follow Hector @hxmonsegur

    • 49 min
    Cyber Warfare With Special Guest Jeffrey Carr

    Cyber Warfare With Special Guest Jeffrey Carr

    This week on Hacker And Fed we tackle cyber warfare with special guest Jeff Carr. Jeff authored the book "Inside Cyber Warfare: Mapping the Cyber Underworld" and is an expert on how nation-states, groups, and individuals around the world wage digital war on one another. We cover a wide range of topics from how to define "cyber war" to the insider perspective on the war in Ukraine.
    Check out Jeff's book here!
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    For more information on Chris and his current work visit naxo.com
    Follow Hector @hxmonsegur

    • 49 min

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