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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...


Girl sick in bed

In 2013 a hospital was accused of conducting a medical kidnapping against a young girl name Justina. This enraged many people across the country, including members of anonymous. A DDOS attack was w...


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...



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