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Each week the CyberWire’s Hacking Humans Podcast looks behind the social engineering scams, phishing schemes, and criminal exploits that are making headlines and taking a heavy toll on organizations around the world. We talk to social engineering experts, security pros, cognitive scientists, and those practiced in the arts of deception (perhaps even a magician or two). We also hear from people targeted by social engineering attacks and learn from their experiences.

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Each week the CyberWire’s Hacking Humans Podcast looks behind the social engineering scams, phishing schemes, and criminal exploits that are making headlines and taking a heavy toll on organizations around the world. We talk to social engineering experts, security pros, cognitive scientists, and those practiced in the arts of deception (perhaps even a magician or two). We also hear from people targeted by social engineering attacks and learn from their experiences.

    How scammers fill the gap.

    How scammers fill the gap.

    Dave has a story on a possible Disney-styled phishing email, Joe has the skinny on a circular pyramid scheme, some listener follow-up, The Catch of the Day is a YouTube verification badge for you, and later in the show our interview with Neill Feather from SiteLock. He joins us to explain how scammers fill the gap when popular retail items are sold out.
    Link to story:
    New phishing/scam email attempt
    Thanks to our sponsor, KnowBe4.
    Have a Catch of the Day you'd like to share? Email it to us or hit us up on Twitter.

    • 36 min
    Every day you're a firefighter.

    Every day you're a firefighter.

    Dave and Joe have a follow up for a listener, Joe has two stories on different levels of effort of phishing schemes, The Catch of the Day is looking for a sugar baby, and later in the show our interview with Marcus Carey, enterprise architect at ReliaQuest. He’s the author of the book Tribe of Hackers, and he wonders if we are living in a cybersecurity groundhog day.
    Links to stories:
    Anatomy of a Well-Crafted UPS, FedEX, and DHL Phishing Email During COVID-19
    Phishers target investment brokers, aim for Office, SharePoint login credentials
    Thanks to our sponsor, KnowBe4.

    • 37 min
    Exploiting our distractions. 

    Exploiting our distractions. 

    Dave has the story of PR firms selling lies online, Joe has the story of a sophisticated Business Email Compromise attack, The Catch of the Day advises you to update your account information IMMEDIATELY, and later in the show our interview with Dave Baggett, CEO and Founder of INKY. This will be a discussion of fake stimulus payment phishing scam recently found by INKY.
    Links to stories:
    Disinformation For Hire: How A New Breed Of PR Firms Is Selling Lies Online
    IR Case: The Florentine Banker Group
    Thanks to our sponsor, KnowBe4.

    • 35 min
    Passwords are the easiest things to steal.

    Passwords are the easiest things to steal.

    Joe takes a look at a massive sextortion spam scheme, Dave has some advice for all of us, the Catch of the Day comes from down under, and later in the show our conversation with Andrew Shikiar, Executive Director and Chief Marketing Officer at FIDO Alliance on why phishing and passwords remain such a huge security problem and options for doing away with passwords. 
    Links to stories:
    Following the money in a massive “sextortion” spam scheme
    When in Doubt: Hang Up, Look Up, & Call Back
    The Catch of the Day
    Thanks to our sponsor, KnowBe4.

    • 43 min
    Wallet inspector.

    Wallet inspector.

    Dave warns of fake QR code websites stealing Bitcoin, Joe has the return of classic cons, the Catch of the Day forgets one crucial element, and later in the show, our interview with Kurtis Minder. He’s with a company called Groupsense and they’ve been commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Dark Web.
    Links to stories:
    Network of fake QR code generators will steal your Bitcoin
    Paris Gold Ring Scam
    The Simpsons - Wallet Inspector
    Thanks to our sponsor, KnowBe4.

    • 35 min
    They're getting smart, but we're getting smarter.

    They're getting smart, but we're getting smarter.

    Joe has the story of a cold-calling conman, Dave has a story of vindication for seniors who lost money in phone scams, the Catch of the Day has Joe doing his research, and later in the show my conversation with Dustin Warren from SpyCloud. His team has been monitoring criminal forums during the COVID-19 pandemic, and he’s here to share what they’ve been seeing.
    Links to stories:
    Coronavirus conman barges in on 83-year-old woman
    Western Union Paying $153M In Compensation To Seniors Who Lost Money In Phone Scams
    Thanks to our sponsor, KnowBe4.

    • 27 min

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