Hacking Humans

Hacking Humans

Join Dave Bittner and Joe Carrigan each week as they look behind the social engineering scams, phishing schemes, and criminal exploits that are making headlines and taking a heavy toll on organizations around the world.
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Recent Episodes

Ep 157 | 7.22.21

It's ok to be trusting, just be careful.

Guest Gil Friedrich from Avanan joins Dave to talk about how bad actors are infiltrating organizations using collaboration apps, we have two pieces of listener follow up from Michael and Tobias, Joe has a story about fake information, Dave's story is about message spam on LinkedIn, and our Catch of the Day is from a listener named Lucio with a questionable Reddit communication.

Ep 156 | 7.15.21

Threat actors changing ransomware tactics.

Guest Kurtis Minder from GroupSense joins Dave to discuss divergent ransomware trends, the guys have a listener reminder about it being CompTIA, Joe, Dave has a story about a coupon scam in the Houston area, Joe's story is about a real estate rental scam and a scammer who likes to talk about his work, and our Catch of the Day is from a listener named Craig with an email about an unprofessional colleague and a questionable attachment.

Ep 155 | 7.8.21

Collaboration, data portability, and employee mobility fuel insider risk.

Guest Joe Payne of Code 42 joins Dave to discuss insider risks Joe has a story about Frank Abagnale who's conned everyone one way or another, Dave's story is about a real estate scam conning a single mother of her life savings, and our Catch of the Day is from listener Michael with an "Extremely Urgent Attention Required" email.

Ep 154 | 7.1.21

An inside view on North Korean cybercrime.

The CyberWire's UK correspondent Carole Theriault returns to share an interview with Geoff White, reporter from the BBC and co-host of the Lazarus Heist podcast, Joe has some listener follow-up from Mike looking for advice on certifications for getting into cybersecurity, Dave's story is from Brian Krebs about catching an ATM shimmer gang, Joe's got a piece from MalwareBytes Labs about phishing for Bitcoin recovery codes, and our Catch of the Day is from listener Rohit with a pretty genuine-looking snail mail scam.

Ep 153 | 6.24.21

Bad password hygiene jeopardizes streaming services.

Guest Matthew Gracey-McMinn joins us from Netacea to speak with Dave about security issues with streaming services, Joe shares some follow-up from listener Jason about a bracelet sale mentioned a few episodes ago, Joe's story is from UMBC about AI-generated fake news reports, Dave's got a story about a replacement scam for a hardware wallet used for storing cryptocurrency, and our Catch of the Day comes from a listener called R about a vishing scam for DirectTV.

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Hacking Humans
Dave Bittner
Joe Carrigan
Dave Bittner, is a security podcast host and one of the founders at CyberWire. He’s a creator, producer, videographer, actor, experimenter, and entrepreneur. He’s had a long career in the worlds of television, journalism and media production, and is one of the pioneers of non-linear editing and digital storytelling.
Joe Carrigan, is a Senior Security Engineer with the Johns Hopkins University Information Security Institute. He has been a Software Engineer for over twenty years and has been working in the security field for more than ten years focusing on usable security and security awareness. He has experience in a broad range of fields including authentication systems, embedded systems, data migration, and network communication.
Schedule: Saturdays
Creator: CyberWire, Inc.
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