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Hacking Humans

Author: CyberWire Inc.

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

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Dave shares an horrific cyberstalking story from the local area, Joe's story is about a phishing campaign impersonating voicemail alerts, The Catch of the Day is an HR front for a check floating scam, and later in the show, Dave's conversation with Johnathan Hunt of GitLab on his perspective of dealing with bad actors: ignore them. Links to stories: Anne Arundel man sentenced for ‘cyberstalking’ ex-girlfriend by hacking her accounts and getting her arrested New Voicemail-Themed Phishing Attacks Use Evasion Techniques and Steal Credentials Catch of the Day: I was just super bored. But now I have something to do. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Close in your pajamas.

Close in your pajamas.

2020-06-2534:34

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.
Dave shares a story of an attempt on his father's Verizon account, Joe has the story of an Amazon gift card phishing attempt, The Catch of the Day is a funny phishing email, and later in the show, Joe checks in with Kurtis Minder from GroupSense. They dig a little deeper into some of the topics Kurtis discussed in his previous appearance on our show.  Link to story: Multifactor Authentication Hacking is Getting Real 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.
Joe talks about HROs (High Reliability Organizations), Dave has a scam on Upwork gigs, The Catch of the Day talks about giving a scammer the runaround, and later in the show our interview with Sanjay Gupta from Mitek on how cybercriminals are capitalizing on the recently-deceased and creating synthetic identities. Link to stories: The Unaddressed Gap in Cybersecurity: Human Performance People who turned to Upwork to find freelance gigs say they've lost thousands of dollars to scams Catch of the Day: Person Tests Scammer’s Patience By Pretending To Be Not The Sharpest Tool In The Shed 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.
Dave has a ransomware story from inside a virtual machine, Joe talks phishing with Google firebase storage URLs, some listener follow-up, The Catch of the Day comes from Joe's daughter and "Apple", and later in the show our interview with Paige Schaffer from Generali Global Assistance on the digital habits of seniors and millennials and the latest scams. Link to stories: The ransomware that attacks you from inside a virtual machine Phishing in a Bucket: Utilizing Google Firebase Storage 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.
Joe shares his Classic Cons Part 3, Dave has an Apple device scam story, The Catch of the Day is your assassination heads-up, and later in the show our interview with Jonna Mendez, retired CIA intelligence officer and former Chief of Disguise. Link to story: Twitter 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.
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 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.
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 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.
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 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.
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 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.
Wallet inspector.

Wallet inspector.

2020-04-2335:14

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 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.
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 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.
Dave has the story of a Walking Dead actress raising money for a scammer, Joe has an article warning of Government websites giving bad security advice, the Catch of the Day tries to put the fear of God in it's victim, and later in the show Carole Theriault returns with an interview with a couple of researchers from a firm called Lookout, who analyzed a phishing scam with over four thousand victims. Links to stories: Lehigh Valley cancer scammer ensnares ‘Walking Dead’ actress US Government Sites Give Bad Security Advice It’s Way Too Easy to Get a .gov Domain Name The Catch of the Day: https://twitter.com/thedave2006/status/1223736469568851969 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.
Joe has the story of a very exposing scam, Dave has the scoop on a rare BadUSB attack, The Catch of the Day is a 'lame scammer who needs to get a life' and later in the show our conversation with Tom Miller from ClearForce on continuous discovery in the workplace, and the human side of protecting your business. Links to stories: ‘What kind of breast check-up would need my face?’: Woman falls victim to Facebook Messenger scam Rare BadUSB attack detected in the wild against US hospitality provider 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.
Paging Dr. Dochterman.

Paging Dr. Dochterman.

2020-03-2642:15

Dave shares an example of modern-day snake oil, Joe brings us his favorite old-time scams, the Catch of the Day is straight from Dr. Dochterman - you really can't make this stuff up - and later in the show Joe speaks with Scott Knauss - a security consultant who was targeted by scammers. Links to stories: Coronavirus Scam Alert: Beware Fake Fox News Articles Promising A CBD Oil Cure Slowing the Scammers 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.
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Edge Kazeshiro

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Sep 14th
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KeyboardMonkey

Love this podcast! Keep erm coming!!!

Mar 21st
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