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Operation Bayonet

Federal law in the US says marijuana is illegal for any purpose, in all states. Yet 20% of the US states have flat out legalized marijuana. This means the US government finds it’s offensive but the...


Vladimir Levin

When banks started coming online, they almost immediately started being targeted by hackers. Vladimir Levin was one of the first ever known hacker to try to rob a bank. He succeeded a little, and f...


Dark Wind Turbines

Three stories in one! In this episode we hear about a penetration test from Mubix that he’ll never forget, a incident response from Robert M. Lee which completely stunned him, and a social engineer...


Black Duck Eggs

Ira Winkler’s specialty is assembling elite teams of special forces and intelligence officers to go after companies. Ira shares a story about a time he and his team broke into a global 5 company. A...


mobman Greg Hanis

Meet mobman. Chances are if you were downloading shady programs in the early 2000’s, you were infected with malware he wrote called SubSeven. Hacking changed mobman’s life. Hear how it happened by ...


Operation Aurora

The Hack In 2009, around Christmas time, something terrible was lurking in the network at Google. Google is the most popular website on the Internet. It’s so popular many people just think Google ...


Ace of Spades

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


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...



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