114 episodes

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

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    • Technology
    • 4.8, 177 Ratings

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

    Be the custodian of your own digital identity.

    Be the custodian of your own digital identity.

    Dave talks about a deepfake recording impersonating a CEO, Joe's story is about a new phishing campaign, The Catch of the Day is a very persistent cash app scammer, and later in the show, Dave's conversation with Bruce Esposito from One Identity on digital identities and what they could mean for privacy.
    Links to stories:

    Listen to This Deepfake Audio Impersonating a CEO in Brazen Fraud Attempt

    New phishing campaign abuses a trio of enterprise cloud services


    Catch of the Day:
    Monica played dumb with a cash app scammer for 3 days. 

    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.

    • 33 min
    Never think of security as a destination.

    Never think of security as a destination.

    Dave talks about gift card scams associated with YouTube live streams, Joe's story is about a scam impersonating Canadian hospital staff, The Catch of the Day is phish impersonating a small game developer going after podcasters, and later in the show, Dave's conversation with Richard Torres from Syntax on phishing attacks increasing 350% during COVID-19.
    Links to stories:

    PSN / XBOX / STEAM CODES GIVEAWAY | V BUCKS GIVEAWAY

    Scam impersonating hospital staff, phishing for personal information: VCH


    Catch of the Day:
    Cellar Door Games impersonation

    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.

    • 36 min
    A little dose of skepticism.

    A little dose of skepticism.

    We have some listener follow-up sharing dnstwister.report site, Dave has a story of consent phishing, Joe talks about calendar invite phishing, The Catch of the Day is a lazy money multiplying scam, and later in the show, Dave's conversation with Don MacLennan from Barracuda Networks on brand impersonation.
    Links to stories:

    Microsoft warns of Office 365 phishing via malicious OAuth apps

    Abnormal Attack Stories: Calendar Invite Phishing


    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.

    • 34 min
    Send me money so I know you are real.

    Send me money so I know you are real.

    We have some follow-up, and this time, Joe was not right, Dave's story is about poison-selling scam, Joe about an impersonation site, The Catch of the Day claims to be notice of a United Nations payment, and later in the show, Dave's conversation with Satnam Narang from Tenable on the increase of scams on Venmo, PayPal and Cash App on giveaways due to the opportunity provided by the economic fallout of COVID-19.
    Links to stories:

    How to Passcode-Lock Any App on Your Phone

    Privnotes.com Is Phishing Bitcoin from Users of Private Messaging Service Privnote.com


    Catch of the Day:
    7 Spam Email Examples that Will Make You LOL

    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.

    • 37 min
    Because they deserve the money!

    Because they deserve the money!

    Dave's story shows Macs are not immune, Joe talks about a dark place in his soul (aka survey scams), some listener follow-up saying Joe was right!, The Catch of the Day an advanced fee scam from the US government, and later in the show, Dave's conversation with Aviv Grafi from Votiro on a multistage attack using a zero day exploit to deliver a trojan relating to COVID-19 Stay at Home orders.

    Links to stories:

    New Shlayer Mac malware spreads via poisoned search engine results

    Anatomy of a survey scam – how innocent questions can rip you off


    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.

    • 36 min
    Close in your pajamas.

    Close in your pajamas.

    Joe shares a different spin on ransom attacks, Dave has a story on phone number reuse, The Catch of the Day is a notice from British Gas (accent included), and later in the show, Dave's conversation with Stan Holland from Atlantic Bay Mortgage on their experience adapting to COVID-19.
    Links to stories:

    Extortionists threaten to destroy sites in fake ransom attacks

    How I Accidentally Hijacked Someone's WhatsApp


    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.

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
177 Ratings

177 Ratings

ComputersAreEnviousOfMe ,

These goons are pretty good at what they do

The title is in no way meant to offend the two that run this podcast, I think Dave and Joe are amazing guys and are really well informed. I just went through a bunch of the other reviews for this podcast and discovered that most of them somehow contain the words “entertaining, insightful, or informative”. In an attempt to be different from the rest, I decided to go with the title that I did.
Anyhow, this show is great for listening on the job, in the car, or even when you’re trying to fall asleep. Not because it is boring, or bland, but because it is calming and a great way to passively gain knowledge on the topic. The information they present is done so in such a way that you can be doing something completely off topic such as emptying the dishwasher, and still go along with the story.
Complex topics are made simple, terribly difficult things are broken down in many sub-parts, etc.
Great show overall. I look forward to the continuation of this podcast.

Laap Gai ,

Entertaining and Informative

I love listening to these guys and I keep up to date on the scams going around so I can help my community avoid falling prey. Keep it up guys and thank you!

[REDACTED] USER ,

insightful and entertaining

a great podcast for any RedTeamer! remember, red teams is not just pen testing. red teams is everything an adversary would do with the worst case scenario in mind... when in doubt, red team it!

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