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Ann Johnson, Security Executive at Microsoft and host of the afternoon cyber tea podcast, joins Dave to discuss social engineering and ways to help prevent it, as well as the different types of social engineering she's seen from her experience, Dave and Joe share some listener follow up about macros in Office documents, Joe's has two stories this week, one is on how Seth Green lost over 300K in NFTs, and the other is on a new scam with Chatbots on phishing emails, Dave's story is on how a California man was arrested for siphoning money, our catch of the day comes from listener Sadik who shares a suspicious looking email telling him, that his Norton service is about to expire. Links to stories: Seth Green Loses $200K Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT in Phishing Scam Phishing Scam Nets $23.5 Million From DoD, California Man Arrested Siphoning Money From Contractor Phishing websites now use chatbots to steal your 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.
Mark Horne, Chief Marketing Officer at Pindrop, joins Dave to discuss voice authentication, Dave and Joe have some follow up about business phishing (BECs) from listeners Nick and Michael, Joe's story has a romance scam where criminals pretend to be celebrities, and Dave's story is about the increase in phishing downloads due to cyber criminals using SEO to leverage their lures, and we've got 2 catches of the day for you from listener Peter on free Dyson vacuums and one from Joe with a plea from Vladimir Putin asking for money. Links to stories: ‘Keanu Reeves … I know it’s not you’: Fraudsters pretend to be celebrities in scam attempts Malware Mayhem: Netskope Research Finds Sharp Increase in Phishing Downloads, as Cybercriminals Leverage SEO to Lure Victims 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.
Matthew Connor, Founder of Conscious Security, discusses a study he conducted while working with F-Secure, the study targeted 82,402 individuals with one of four phishing emails, he goes into the findings of the study and certain insight this study has brought, Joe's story is on the popular app Zelle and how users are loosing thousands of dollars due to scams, and Dave's story is on three big tech giants announcing plans to expand support for a common passwordless sign-in standard created by the FIDO Alliance, our catch of the day comes from listener Areus on text messages exchanged between two strangers and where the conversation leads. Links to stories: Criminals Are Scamming Zelle Users. Here's How to Keep Your Money Safe Apple, Google and Microsoft Commit to Expanded Support for FIDO Standard to Accelerate Availability of Passwordless Sign-Ins 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.
Guest Andrew Rubin, CEO and co-founder of Illumio, joins Dave to discuss Zero Trust, Dave and Joe share some follow-up from several listeners including one with a variation on prison pen pals we discussed some time ago and some advice on Dave's Google Authenticator issue he mentioned last week, Dave's story is about non-delivery scams, Joe's got a story on Imperial Kitten doing some catphishing, and our Catch of the Day comes from listener Timothy about with a sextortion campaign. Links to stories: 5 reasons non-delivery scams work I Knew You Were Trouble: TA456 Targets Defense Contractor with Alluring Social Media Persona 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.
John Wilson, Senior Fellow Threat Research at Agari by HelpSystems, discusses business email compromise attacks, Joe shares three stories on different types of scams, the first being a mystery shopper scam, where the scammer tries to get you to buy gift cards at a grocery store, the second one is on, scammers posing as DTE Energy representatives, seeking bill payments, and the final one is about someone showing up to a victims door and demanding money to collect “Money owed” for a family member, Dave's story is on criminals who are using apple pay to scam their way into going on spending sprees, our catch of the day comes from listener Jon, who shares how two men claimed to be owed money after Jon's death, when in fact, John was very alive. Links to stories: Mystery shopper scam: How it works and how to avoid it Phone scam alert: Metro Detroiters receiving phony DTE Energy calls Police: Man scammed elderly person out of $10K Criminals Abuse Apple Pay in Spending Sprees 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.
Pete Barker, director of Fraud and Identity at SpyCloud offers critical insights on the alarming evolution of fraud and how consumers and enterprises can protect themselves, Joe and Dave share some listener follow up from listener Micah on a catch of the day from last week, Joe's story is on a woman who was scammed out of $15,000 and shares her experience on how the hackers were able to gather so much info and money from her, Dave's story is on an android malware scheme that allows cybercriminals to intercept customer calls to their banks, our catch of the day comes from listener John, who shares a scam from people claiming to be Amazon, saying that the users secret phrase has been incapacitated. Links to stories: 76-year-old Fargo woman loses $15,000 in computer scam Android banking malware intercepts calls to customer support 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.
Brian Brushwood a former magician, joins Perry Carpenter, host of 8th Layer Insights, to talk about his new podcast, The Worlds Greatest Con, and how magic led him to discussing cons and scams on a podcast, Dave shares a personal story on login frustration, Joe's story is on a Cash App breach being confirmed after an employee was able to access a US customers data, and Dave's story is on inauthentic LinkedIn profiles and how fake accounts are requesting to connect when in fact the accounts are fake, our catch of the day comes from listener Richard who shares a scam he got sent through the mail to exploit his political views. Links to stories: Block confirms Cash App breach after former employee accessed US customer data That smiling LinkedIn profile face might be a computer-generated fake 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.
Laura Hoffner from Concentric, joins Dave to discuss online dangers and how they can very easily turn into real world dangers, Laura explains about the popular social media platform TikTok and how users are being stalked and shares one story in particular, Joe and Dave share some listener follow up, Joe's story is centered around cryptocurrency scams and how they are on the rise, and Dave's story is on the malware BABYSHARK and the internal process of investigation as well as lessons learned, our catch of the day comes to us from listener Andre, who shares a scam from a Commanding officer of the U.S Central Command and how they need Andre to keep his money safe. Links to stories: Targeted APT Activity: BABYSHARK Is Out for Blood BBB Study: Cryptocurrency is ripe for fraud and financial loss 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.
Alex Quilici, Robocall Scam Expert of YouMail, discusses how unwanted robocalls are becoming more targeted and the psychology behind some of the worst calls, Joe and Dave share some listener follow up, Joe's story comes from listener Derek who shares how his aunt avoided a scam which wasn't very obvious at first, and Dave's story is about how the FBI released its annual Internet Crime Complaint Center Internet Crime Report for 2021, our catch of the day comes from listener John who shares how he got a new interesting Instagram follower. Links to stories: FBI Releases the Internet Crime Complaint Center 2021 Internet Crime Report 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.
Jim Ducharme, COO of Outseer joins Dave to discuss buy now pay later scams, Joe and Dave share some listener follow up, Joe has an interesting story about an Unchained Capital partner and how they were hit with a social engineering attack, and Dave's story is on the FIDO alliance, our catch of the day comes from listener Matt, who shares how he won 20.5 million and why he wasn't falling for it. Links to stories: A Big Bet to Kill the Password for Good Unchained Capital partner hit with social engineering attack 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.
UK Correspondent Carole Theriault returns talking with guest David Ruiz from Malwarebytes about parents spying on their kids, Joe and Dave share some listener follow up, Joe's shares a story about the top 5 strangest social engineering tactics, Dave's got a story from one of our listeners, Ricky, about best gift card sales practices at retail chains, and our Catch of the Day comes from listener Michael with a well-crafted email full of red flags when you read into it. Links to stories: Rounding up the Past Year's Strangest Social Engineering Tactics 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.
Guest Justin Reilly, the CEO of Impero, stops by to talk with Dave Bittner about the mental health of kids in the digital age, Dave's got a story about large-scale phishing campaigns targeting the Indian Electric Vehicle consumers and businesses, Joe's story is from Vade sharing the top 20 most impersonated brands in phishing, and our Catch of the Day comes from Bob, a friend and former coworker of Joe's who received a smishing attempt via text from a "friend" and how he expertly turned the tables on the scammer. Links to stories: Unearthing the Million Dollar Scams Targeting the Indian Electric Vehicle Industry Vade Releases 2021 Phishers’ Favorites Report 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.
Guest Jeff Nathan, the Director of Threat research at Norton Labs, joins Dave to discuss their most recent Consumer Cyber Safety Pulse Report, Joe and Dave share some follow up from listeners Daniel and Neville who helped the guys with a phrase from a recent Catch of the Day, Joe shares a story about getting around MFA using remote access software, Dave's story is about a jobfishing scam from a fake design firm, and our Catch of the Day is from listener Randy about an unsubscribe email he received. Links to stories: Devious phishing method bypasses MFA using remote access software Jobfished: the con that tricked dozens into working for a fake design agency 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.
Guest Joshua Neil, the Chief Data Scientist for SecurOnix, joins Dave to talk about evasive techniques and identifying nation-state kill chains, Joe shares an update on his identity theft experience, the guys share some follow up from listener Benji who shares experiences of scammers changing the name on gmail accounts at the synagogue where he works saying they are the rabbi and emailing congregants asking for gift cards, Dave's story is about Apple's AirTags and how they led to the discovery of a German intelligence agency, Joe's got a story about the City of Baltimore falling victim to a phishing scam, and our Catch of the Day is from listener G about a compressed file attachment he received, but did not open. Links to stories: Apple's AirTag uncovers a secret German intelligence agency Inspector General: Baltimore victimized in 376,213 phishing scam last year 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.
Guest Deral Heiland from Rapid7 talks with our UK Correspondent Carole Theriault about the state of IOT, Joe shares a personal story about bank checks and a debit card received at his home that were in his name but not from his bank, Dave's got a story from an email he received from the PR department at TikTok about romance scams, and our Catch of the Day is from listener John about a friend who was harassed on Facebook to click a link and how John addressed it. Links to stories: #BeCyberSmart: Tips to protect your heart and wallet 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.
Guest Nick Shevelyov, Chief Security Officer for Silicon Valley Bank. joins Dave sharing some personal history around security, and discussing his book "Cyber War… and Peace," Dave and Joe have some follow up from an anonymous listener about mobile device management issue at their work, Dave has a story where a woman was scammed out of thousands while someone contacted her to "help" with a problem with their bank, Joe's got a few stories about Facebook and ad scams, and our Catch of the Day is from listener Jonathan with a Geek Squad subscription scam. Links to stories: They Were ‘Calling to Help.’ Then They Stole Thousands Facebook blames Apple after a historically bad quarter, saying iPhone privacy changes will cost it $10 billion Scam ads: why an Australian billionaire is launching legal action against Facebook 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.
Guest Allan Liska from Recorded Future joins Dave to discuss the evolution of ransomware and his new book "Ransomware: Understand. Prevent. Recover," Joe shares a question from listener Joan about an email her father received from "MasterCard Fraud Department" asking photo/video and the last 4 of his Social Security Number, Joe has a story about scams to watch out for during tax time in the US, Dave's story is about ransomware operators trying to recruit company insiders, and our Catch of the Day is from listener Michael who had some acquaintances fall for a scam. Links to stories: Latest IRS Scams: How to Spot Them and Fight Back The Rising Insider Threat: Hackers Have Approached 65% of Executives or Their Employees To Assist in Ransomware Attacks 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.
Guest Roger Grimes, Data Driven Defense Evangelist at KnowBe4, joins Dave to discuss his new book "Ransomware Protection Playbook," Dave has a story about a Meta (Facebook) group with a cryptocurrency scam that promises "a new way to wealth," Joe's story has tales of account takeover attacks of high-profile gamers, and our Catch of the Day is from listener Jesse about a text they received from "Facebook" about a $600,000 windfall. Links to stories: We Infiltrated a Crypto Scam Network That’s Hosted by Meta EA Confirms Account Takeover Attacks Compromising High-Profile Gamers via Phishing and Social Engineering Attacks 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.
Guest Jane Lee, Trust and Safety Architect at Sift, joins Dave to talk about the Digital Trust and Safety Index, Joe and Dave share some follow up from a listener, Ben, with a suggestion as an alternative to prevent clicking on those bonus phishing scams, Joe's story is about fake ticket scams for the Kansas City Chiefs NFL playoff game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Dave's got a story about scams on Apple's App Store, and our Catch of the Day is from an anonymous listener about an email they received from their "IT department" requesting credentials (including password) when getting a new laptop. (Note: This is our first COTD that is not a scam, rather a bad policy.) Links to stories: Kansas City police warn Chiefs fans about ticket scams APPLE’S $64 BILLION-A-YEAR APP STORE ISN’T CATCHING THE MOST EGREGIOUS 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.
Guest Tom Tovar, CEO and Co-Creator of AppDome, joins Dave and Joe to discuss the results of a recent consumer survey, Dave's story is based on a tweet where the user's child's middle school had some unintended consequences of a phishing scam training, Joe has two stories: one on QR code scammers on parking kiosks, and one about a book publishing phishing scam, and our Catch of the Day is a message that purports to come from the USPS sent in by listener William about a missed package delivery. Links to stories: Tweet about phishing simulation gone wrong. QR code scammers hitting on-street parking in Texas cities -- including Houston, officials say; This is what you need to know FBI Arrests Suspect in Unpublished Book Manuscript Phishing Scam 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.
Comments (4)

Asiko

The app lock for iOS is somehow quite different from the process used to lock apps on Android devices. The use of a password lock app in iOS and setting time limits for apps is used to lock apps on iOS.

Oct 12th
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Emma Edwards

Awesome podcast, learn new things without it being boring. Love the catch of the week!

Sep 15th
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Edge Kazeshiro

puppy

Sep 14th
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KeyboardMonkey

Love this podcast! Keep erm coming!!!

Mar 21st
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