8 episodes

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 CBC True Crime

    • True Crime
    • 4.9 • 3.1K Ratings

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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.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    Hunting Warhead Introduces: Click Here

    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/

    • 24 min
    Episode 6: Fallout

    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.

    • 54 min
    Episode 5: Becoming Warhead

    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?

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Episode 4: Impact Statement

    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.

    • 48 min
    Episode 3: Operation Artemis

    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.

    • 44 min
    Episode 2: Rude Awakening

    Episode 2: Rude Awakening

    All Gordon wants for his birthday is to travel to Washington, D.C., to visit museums and see the opera. He’s completely unaware that his companion on this trip has very different plans. His friend has an alter ego, Warhead, and it turns out police are not far behind.

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
3.1K Ratings

3.1K Ratings

Sara B43 ,

Excellent Journalism

This podcast is many things: frightening, enlightening, fascinating. The journalism involved is absolutely excellent.

Thank you for helping change the name of “child pornography” (which implies complicity/consent) to “child abuse material” (which is what it truly is).

I also appreciate the follow up on the criminal matter!

orenishiii ,

🙏

Thank you

relhorseluver ,

Best podcast I’ve ever listened to

Extremely well made with an utterly fascinating, if sickening, story. I binged it in two days. Highly recommended for anyone that likes true crime podcasts.

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