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Deception, influence, and social engineering in the world of cyber crime.

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Deception, influence, and social engineering in the world of cyber crime.

    Pseudoransomware (noun) [Word Notes]

    Pseudoransomware (noun) [Word Notes]

    Malware, in the guise of ransomware, that destroys data rather than encrypts.
    CyberWire Glossary link: https://thecyberwire.com/glossary/pseudoransomware
    Audio reference link: “Some Men Just Want to Watch the World Burn | the Dark Knight,” by YouTube, 2 November 2019.

    • 6 min
    Staying away from Medicare scams.

    Staying away from Medicare scams.

    Ari Parker, Lead Advisor from Chapter, discussing "Tips for Avoiding Medicare Scams." Joe and Dave share some follow up from several listeners, who write in about various scams they have encountered. Joe's story is on Facebook messenger and how more and more victims are being claimed to scams and cons through the popular social media app. Dave's story shares disturbing information regarding LinkedIn scams, explaining how North Koreans are stealing resumes off the job site in a new crypto job search scam. Our catch of the day comes from listener Jon who writes in about him receiving $10,500,000.00 and how he needs to claim this offer before the end of 2021. Sadly he missed the deadline and wanted to share.
    Links to stories:

    Understand and Avoid Medicare Scams

    Facebook Messenger scam snags 10 million victims, more conned every day

    North Koreans Steal LinkedIn Resumes in Crypto Job Search Scam


    Have a Catch of the Day you'd like to share? Email it to us at hackinghumans@thecyberwire.com or hit us up on Twitter

    • 42 min
    Trusted Platform Module (TPM) (noun) [Word Notes]

    Trusted Platform Module (TPM) (noun) [Word Notes]

    A browser configuration control that prevents accessing resources within a private network.
    CyberWire Glossary link:
    Audio reference link: “TPM (Trusted Platform Module) - Computerphile,” Computerphile, 23 July 2021

    • 6 min
    Making the world a safer online place.

    Making the world a safer online place.

    Raj Sarkar, CMO from 1Password and Julien Benichou, Senior Director of Partnership, Strategy, and Execution from Gen.G, join Dave to discuss making the online world a safer place and talk about helping reduce the risk of gamers being the target of hackers. Joe and Dave share some followup from listener Ryan who writes in about the catch of the day from last week's episode, and what struck him most with the scam. Dave's story is on how the government was able to seize millions in stolen cryptocurrency. Joe's story is on a scam involving diamonds and how one scammer was caught, now sentenced to 12 years in prison. Our catch of the day comes from listener Jeremy who writes in about a suspicious email he received from one of his mothers friends. She wrote him asking if he could buy her gift cards and she would pay him back. He shares how he dealt with the scammer and informed his mom, one of her friends emails may have been compromised.
    Links to stories:

    How governments seize millions in stolen cryptocurrency

    Jeweler who sold Trump-Maples ring sentenced to 12 years in multimillion-dollar ‘Yellow Rose’ diamond scam


    Have a Catch of the Day you'd like to share? Email it to us at hackinghumans@thecyberwire.com or hit us up on Twitter

    • 49 min
    Private Network Access (PNA) (noun) [Word Notes]

    Private Network Access (PNA) (noun) [Word Notes]

    A browser configuration control that prevents accessing resources within a private network.
    CyberWire Glossary link:
    Audio reference link: “Chrome Limits Access to Private Networks,” by Daniel Lowrie, ITProTV, YouTube, 19 January 2022.

    • 5 min
    A return to office means a return to email scams.

    A return to office means a return to email scams.

    Romain Basset, Director of Customer Service, at Vade joins Dave to discuss the threat of initial contact spearphishing emails now that many employees are returning to the office. Dave and Joe share some listener follow up from listener Will who writes in about a troubling debate over if it should be "Joe and Dave" or "Dave and Joe." Will shares a website about ablaut reduplication, sharing his thoughts on the matter. Joe shares some good news following a story of a homeless man being robbed of $400,000 after a GoFundMe scam. Joe's story is on a woman who loses almost $150,000 over the phone with someone claiming to be a DEA agent. Dave's story is on a woman who gets scam calls up to 20 times a day. She was diagnosed with cancer in 2021, and can't afford to miss any calls from potential doctors or possible nurses trying to schedule appointments. Our catch of the day comes from listener Alex who writes in sharing how his Apple ID was hacked and locked, although the scammers got one crucial detail wrong, his email.
    Links to stories:

    Lincoln woman loses $149,000 in DEA phone scam

    GoFundMe scam: Kate McClure sentenced to 1 year in federal prison

    The nonstop scam economy is costing us more than just money


    Have a Catch of the Day you'd like to share? Email it to us at hackinghumans@thecyberwire.com or hit us up on Twitter

    • 47 min

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