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Ace of Spades

A man addicted to gambling finds a bug in a video poker machine that let’s him win excessive amounts of money. References https://www.wired.com/2014/10/cheating-video-poker/ https://www.wire...


Watch Dogs Default

A 14-year-old kid who finds himself bored in class decides to hack someone’s twitter account and ends up with more than he bargained for. The result of Finn’s destruction: Fun facts about this...


Disc Encryption

In 2007, a hacker named Eijah got fed up with the way DRM prevented him from being able to play the content he paid for. He decided to fight back against the AACS and find a way to circumvent the D...


Open Sign

A major retailer was hacked. Their point of sales machines were riddled with malware. Listen to hear how digital forensics and incident responders handled the situation. What malware was found? Whe...


Internet Census Map

In 2012 the Carna botnet was built and unleashed on the world. But it didn’t have any intentions on doing anything malicious. It was built just to help us all understand the Internet better. This b...


Cryptography

In the 1990’s the Internet started to take shape. But the US goverment had strict laws regulating what type of cryptography is allowed to be used online. A few brave people stood up to the governme...


Waiting at airport

What happens when an innovative tech company, that’s trying to develop the next big thing, detects a hacker in their network? We hear the story from a digital forensics investigator which has a sur...


Valenberg

In today’s world of intelligence gathering, governments hack other governments. This episode takes you on a ride with a nation state actor to see exactly how it’s done. This should be exciting so s...


Bitcoin vanishing

Mt. Gox was the largest bitcoin exchange in the world. It was processing over $15 million a day in transactions. But suddenly, without warning, the website went down. The CEO said the bitcoins were...


Manfred

Hacking Online Video Games for Profit Manfred found a way to turn his passion for video games and reverse engineering into a full time business. He exploited video games and sold virtual goods and...


Manfred

Hacking Online Video Games for Fun Manfred has had the most epic story of all online video game stories. For the last 20 years, he’s been hacking online games. In this episode he tells us stories ...


Jayson E. Street

Jayson E. Street has been working in infosec for almost 2 decades. He’s both a defender and does offensive missions too. In this episode he tells us a story about the time he broke into a bank in B...


Broken Router

Security researcher Kyle Lovett bought a new Asus router. He found it was riddled with security vulnerabilties. He set out on a mission to resolve these vulnerabilities not only for his own router,...


Torn TalkTalk Logo

Mobile provider TalkTalk suffered a major breach in 2015. The CEO tried her best to keep angry customers calm and carry on. The UK government and Metropolitan Police investigate the breach. We get ...


DigitNotar website screen shot

The 2011 DigiNotar breach changed the way browsers do security. In this episode, we learn what role a CA plays, how browsers work with CAs, and what happens when a CA is breached. Thanks to guests...


VTech hack children with faces blocked out

VTech makes toy tablets, laptops, and watches for kids. In 2015, they were breached. The hacker downloaded gigs of children’s data. Discover what the hacker did once he took the data. References ...


Noor Aziz Uddin

Farhan Arshad and Noor Aziz Uddin were captured 2 years after being placed on the FBI’s Cyber’s Most Wanted list for PBX hacking. In this episode, we explain PBX hacking and how hackers are rackin...



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