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What the Hack with Adam Levin

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"What the Hack with Adam Levin" is the award-winning weekly true cybercrime podcast--the place to hear memorable stories and get good advice.

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"What the Hack with Adam Levin" is the award-winning weekly true cybercrime podcast--the place to hear memorable stories and get good advice.

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English


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Episode 157: Keren Elazari Decrypts the Ransomeware Nightmare

7/16/2024
Ransomware is a type of malware that allows hackers to commandeer data on a device or an entire network. Increasingly, the threat actors behind these crimes set their sites on mission critical targets. We talked about it with renowned cybersecurity expert Keren Elazari this week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:41:41

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Episode 156: Beau’s Cousin Makes the Right Call

7/9/2024
There was a video chat, phone messages and a lot of back and forth before Beau’s cousin began to wonder if he was thinking straight, and called to see if we thought he was being scammed. This week we get a rare look at a pig butcher in action. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:42:17

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Episode 155: Andrew Steven Finds a Red Flag in His Dream Backyard

7/2/2024
From handshake deals to digital pat-downs, the rental market is filled with great opportunities (that is, for scammers). Our very own producer, Andrew Steven recently got some first-hand experience when he and his partner tried to find a new place. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:48:01

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Episode 154: Can AI Commit the Perfect Crime?

6/25/2024
AI is everywhere – in the news, on our devices, assisting us, making life easier for us, and for criminals, too, harnessing AI to swindle people more efficiently. What’s next? We dive into the dark side of AI and ask two experts: Could AI commit the perfect crime? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:47:05

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Episode 153: Roy Gets Hacked by an Evil Clown

6/18/2024
Did you know that you can activate malware on your computer just by looking at an image posted in the comments of an online discussion? We're big on good cyber hygiene. Our first episode provides an important life lesson: Always use a burner computer to troll your enemies. And of course beware of evil clowns. Check out Roy’s story about the time he got hacked while trolling QAnon followers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:33:52

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Episode 152: Max McCoy Investigates $47 Million That Isn’t in Kansas Anymore

6/11/2024
Max McCoy stumbled on a $47 million swindle that starts just north of the Oklahoma panhandle and bounces to Australia before things get really confusing in a haze of small town corruption, secretive law enforcement and competing theories. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:50:54

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Episode 151: Axton Betz-Hamilton Gets the Shock of a Lifetime (Part 2)

6/4/2024
Growing up in the shadow of child identity theft can be a struggle. For Axton Betz-Hamilton, her discovery of the culprit led to the shock of a lifetime. In the second installment of this two-part episode, we examine the massive financial and emotional toll of finding out a loved one wasn’t all that they seemed, and how to recover. Also discussed: stalkerware apps. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:38:04

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Episode 150: Axton Betz-Hamilton Goes Looking For Her Identity Thief (Part 1)

5/28/2024
By the time most people find out that they’ve been the victim of child identity theft, their credit is trashed. That’s what happened to Axton Betz-Hamilton. And like most victims of child identity theft, she was targeted by someone she knew. In the first installment of this two-part episode, the mystery of who stole Axton’s identity unravels in a very unexpected direction. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:46:03

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Episode 149: Paul Raffile Fights Sextortion No Matter What

5/21/2024
Paul Raffile was in national security and corporate threat assessment before (almost) running human exploitation investigations for a major social media company (therein lies this week’s tale). He talked with us about this "silent epidemic” and vanishing job offers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:44:19

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Episode 148: Beth Should Have Dated the IT Guy

5/14/2024
Beth sent more than $26,000 to a man she met on Tinder. It was a romance scam, but one that brought complex storytelling, nuanced psychology and even acting skills to bear in a way that shocked even us. Check out this week’s episode to hear just how “good” romance scammers can be. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:40:53

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Episode 147: Kara Swisher Calls Out the Man Babies of Big Tech

5/7/2024
Kara Swisher has been covering Silicon Valley since the early days, and she’s made a ton of enemies the old fashioned way (by telling the truth about the new robber barons of our digital lives). In a new memoir called Burn Book, she pulls the curtain back on a world run by powerful babies. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:41:46

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Episode 146: Elizabeth Warren Tackles Big Tech

4/30/2024
Elizabeth Warren put the kibosh on bad banking practices with her vision for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and now, with the Digital Consumer Protection Commission Act, she’s taking on Big Data. She joined us to talk about reigning in the Wild West of online life. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:40:16

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Episode 145: Becky Holmes Knows Who *Isn’t* Dating Keanu Reeves

4/23/2024
Becky Holmes loves DMing with scammers. When it comes to romance scammers, she will do whatever it takes, pursuing them to the great delight of her fans on social media. From flings with A-listers to the lantern-jawed soldier with a heart of gold, Becky's on a mission to unravel the weird world of online swindler love. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:42:17

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Episode 144: Erin West Puts the Bad Guys to Shame

4/16/2024
Erin West is the Deputy District Attorney in Santa Clara County, California, and the founder of Project Shamrock. Whether she’s prosecuting eye-popping SIM-swap money grabs or putting large-scale pig butchering operations out of business, her stories and experience can help you stay safer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:43:18

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Episode 143: Carina Follows Her Heart Into a Crypto Scam

4/9/2024
No one’s too smart for a well designed scam. Case in point, neuroscientist, triathlete Carina who thought the finance bro she met on Bumble was the one for her, but the only real thing was the money she lost. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:52:35

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Episode 142: Tarah Wheeler Narrowly Avoids Getting Got

4/2/2024
No one is immune from being scammed. Just ask Tarah Wheeler, founder and CEO of Red Queen Dynamics, a company that specializes in keeping people scam-free. While onboarding a new hire, a process she put in place stopped a scammer despite a serious cyber misstep. “What the Hack with Adam Levin” is available wherever you get your podcasts. If you like it, consider rating us on your favorite podcast service or writing a review. It really helps people find the show. Read the transcript here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:48:13

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Episode 141: Secret Service Agent “Mark” Works the Pan-Africa Beat

3/26/2024
Who better to talk to about pan-African crime syndicates than someone tasked with shutting them down? From drug mules and sextortion to romance scams and spearphishing, this week’s talk with Secret Service Agent “Mark” pulls back the curtain on Black Axe and other crime rings operating worldwide. “What the Hack with Adam Levin” is available wherever you get your podcasts. If you like it, consider rating us on your favorite podcast service or writing a review. It really helps people find the show. Read the transcript here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:45:07

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Episode 140: Cybersecurity Girl Caitlin Sarian Tries to Delete Herself Online

3/19/2024
Every part of life that comes in contact with the Internet is tracked, packed and sold to a a seemingly infinite network of data brokers. Caitlin Sarian AKA Cybersecurity Girl joined us this week to discuss why scrubbing your information is trickier than it sounds and what you can do about it. “What the Hack with Adam Levin” is available wherever you get your podcasts. If you like it, consider rating us on your favorite podcast service or writing a review. It really helps people find the show. Read the transcript here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:35:42

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Episode 139: Cory Doctorow Makes Us Wonder if Everything’s a Scam

3/12/2024
Think you’re too savvy to get scammed? Author and activist Cory Doctorow explains how we’re all one muffaletta and a malfunctioning jet door away from falling prey to the most basic of cons. He joins us this week to talk about that and to fill us in about his new book, “The Bezzle.” “What the Hack with Adam Levin” is available wherever you get your podcasts. If you like it, consider rating us on your favorite podcast service or writing a review. It really helps people find the show. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:46:19

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Episode 138: Presley Rhodes Fights an Army of Thirst Trap Thieves

3/5/2024
Presley Rhodes makes a living posting what she calls “the subtle art of the thirst trap.” Popular on Instagram, she uses that platform to draw her most parched followers to OnlyFans where she can get paid. But what happens when a scammer buys access to those images? Nothing good. To hear what happened (and try to figure it out) we talked to someone who was scammed, someone who came to the rescue (former White House CIO and What the Hack guest Theresa Payton) and a United States Secret Service agent working in South Africa to catch the bad guys. “What the Hack with Adam Levin” is available wherever you get your podcasts. If you like it, consider rating us on your favorite podcast service or writing a review. It really helps people find the show. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:48:36