6 episodes

When the World Wide Web was created, could we ever have imagined our ability to use the internet - or not use it - turning our lives upside down? And that in the wrong hands, this new digital world could give criminals the opportunity to cause havoc at the flick of a switch?
Narrated by award-winning actor Adrian Lester, True Cybercrime Stories recounts what happened on those fateful days when some of the biggest cyber crimes in recent history took companies, governments and public services by surprise. From the NHS to Twitter and Netflix, cyber criminals have rocked organisations large and small. How bad did it nearly get? What lessons were learned? And who is fighting back to thwart attacks in the future?

True Cybercrime Stories is brought to you by BT - because BT means business. 

Available on Spotify, Apple podcasts, and wherever you listen to your podcasts.

An Auddy Production
Narrated by Adrian Lester
Producers: Joleen Goffin, Phill Brown and Ivor Manley
Scripting: Shantie Midnight
Research: Holly Aquilina
Executive Producers: Harri Watson and Sally Miller

True Cybercrime Stories by BT Auddy

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When the World Wide Web was created, could we ever have imagined our ability to use the internet - or not use it - turning our lives upside down? And that in the wrong hands, this new digital world could give criminals the opportunity to cause havoc at the flick of a switch?
Narrated by award-winning actor Adrian Lester, True Cybercrime Stories recounts what happened on those fateful days when some of the biggest cyber crimes in recent history took companies, governments and public services by surprise. From the NHS to Twitter and Netflix, cyber criminals have rocked organisations large and small. How bad did it nearly get? What lessons were learned? And who is fighting back to thwart attacks in the future?

True Cybercrime Stories is brought to you by BT - because BT means business. 

Available on Spotify, Apple podcasts, and wherever you listen to your podcasts.

An Auddy Production
Narrated by Adrian Lester
Producers: Joleen Goffin, Phill Brown and Ivor Manley
Scripting: Shantie Midnight
Research: Holly Aquilina
Executive Producers: Harri Watson and Sally Miller

    Episode 5. Our Schools. Hacked

    Episode 5. Our Schools. Hacked

    The start of the academic year in 2022 was meant to be a return to a sense of normality, after the Covid-19 pandemic had caused 2 years of disruption. But another virus struck, this time digital, and brought fears of financial loss, fraud, legal action, reputational damage and much more seriously, threats to safety. In this final episode of True Cybercrime Stories, Adrian Lester finds out how notorious cyber criminal groups targeted the education sector with attacks against schools, not just in the UK, but around the world.

    True Cybercrime Stories is brought to you by BT. Because BT Means Business.
    An Auddy Production
    Narrated by Adrian Lester, featuring George Booden
    Producers: Joleen Goffin, Phill Brown and Ivor Manley
    Scripting: Shantie Midnight
    Executive Producers: Harri Watson and Sally Miller
    True Cybercrime Stories reimagines real events based on primary sources and publicly available news reports. No responsibility or liability is assumed for any errors or omissions. All opinions expressed by Podcast participants are their own.

    • 22 min
    Episode 4. Behind The Bubbles: The Fish Tank Hack

    Episode 4. Behind The Bubbles: The Fish Tank Hack

    In a world increasingly reliant on smart devices, the most unexpected of vulnerabilities can leave us exposed. But does this create a new digital blind spot for businesses – regardless of how tight their physical security is? This episode of True Cybercrime Stories dives deep into the fishy tale of a casino's security breach through an internet-connected fish tank. Adrian Lester uncovers how this could have happened and reflects on the future of our seemingly mundane devices: Just how secure are they?
    True Cybercrime Stories is brought to you by BT. Because BT Means Business. 

    An Auddy Production
    Narrated by Adrian Lester, featuring Tim Erlin
    Producers: Joleen Goffin, Phill Brown and Ivor Manley
    Scripting: Shantie Midnight
    Executive Producers: Harri Watson and Sally Miller
    True Cybercrime Stories reimagines real events based on primary sources and publicly available news reports. No responsibility or liability is assumed for any errors or omissions. All opinions expressed by Podcast participants are their own.

    • 21 min
    Episode 3. Lights, Camera, Hacked: Hollywood's Dark Overlord

    Episode 3. Lights, Camera, Hacked: Hollywood's Dark Overlord

    In 2017, a notorious hacking collective known as ‘The Dark Overlord’ stole unreleased episodes of Netflix's popular series ‘Orange Is the New Black’ and leaked them online. Their bold and taunting approach sent shockwaves across the entertainment industry. In this episode of True Cybercrime Stories, Adrian Lester recounts the story of The Dark Overlord's audacious assault on Hollywood and explores just how vulnerable the TV and Movie industries are to hackers.
    True Cybercrime Stories is brought to you by BT. Because BT Means Business. 

    An Auddy Production
    Narrated by Adrian Lester, featuring Joanna Steed
    Producers: Joleen Goffin, Phill Brown and Ivor Manley
    Scripting: Shantie Midnight
    Executive Producers: Harri Watson and Sally Miller
    True Cybercrime Stories reimagines real events based on primary sources and publicly available news reports. No responsibility or liability is assumed for any errors or omissions. All opinions expressed by Podcast participants are their own.

    • 22 min
    Episode 2. 280 Characters of Chaos: The Great Twitter Heist

    Episode 2. 280 Characters of Chaos: The Great Twitter Heist

    In the digital age voices can echo, resonate, and influence millions in one click. But what happens when some of those trusted voices begin spreading unexpected messages? This episode of True Cybercrime Stories dissects the day when high-profile accounts on ‘X’ (formerly known as Twitter) - from Elon Musk to Barack Obama - were hijacked to promote a Bitcoin scam. Adrian Lester delves into this infamous day of international digital deception, pulls back the curtain on the implications of the breach and poses a thought-provoking question: ‘In a world of constant connectivity, just how secure is our online presence?’
    True Cybercrime Stories is brought to you by BT. Because BT Means Business. 

    An Auddy Production
    Narrated by Adrian Lester, featuring Joseph Cox
    Producers: Joleen Goffin, Phill Brown and Ivor Manley
    Scripting: Shantie Midnight
    Executive Producers: Harri Watson and Sally Miller
    True Cybercrime Stories reimagines real events based on primary sources and publicly available news reports. No responsibility or liability is assumed for any errors or omissions. All opinions expressed by Podcast participants are their own.

    • 16 min
    Episode 1. WannaCry: Hospitals Held Hostage

    Episode 1. WannaCry: Hospitals Held Hostage

    Hospitals hold a crucial responsibility: safeguarding human lives. But what happens when they become the target of a crippling cyberattack? On a Friday afternoon in 2017 Britain’s beloved beacon of pride, the NHS, became a victim to the notorious WannaCry ransomware attack. Patient records, treatments, and operations ground to a halt. In this episode, Adrian Lester takes us back to that daunting day and probes into the vulnerabilities that left such a vital institution at risk.
    True Cybercrime Stories is brought to you by BT. Because BT means business. 

    An Auddy Production
    Narrated by Adrian Lester
    Producers: Joleen Goffin, Phill Brown and Ivor Manley
    Scripting: Shantie Midnight
    Research: Holly Aquilina
    Executive Producers: Harri Watson and Sally Miller

    • 21 min
    Trailer: True Cybercrime Stories

    Trailer: True Cybercrime Stories

    Join Adrian Lester as he brings you true stories from the underbelly of the internet. Find out how some of the world’s biggest companies were almost brought to their knees by cyber criminals’ schemes - from ransomware and phishing to a connected fish tank. True Cybercrime Stories, brought to you by BT, is launching on the 25th of October.
    True Cybercrime Stories is brought to you by BT. Because BT means business. 

    An Auddy Production
    Narrated by Adrian Lester
    Producers: Joleen Goffin, Phill Brown and Ivor Manley
    Scripting: Shantie Midnight
    Research: Holly Aquilina
    Executive Producers: Harri Watson and Sally Miller

    • 1 min

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