Bala Kumar of Jumio joins to discuss how travel companies can combat the exponential rise in fraud and ensure their traveler is who they say they are. Dave and Joe share some listener follow up, with the first from Matt, who writes in with a strange Dick's Sporting Goods story about gift cards and credit cards. Our second follow up comes from listener King, who writes in regarding the QR discussion in episode 243. Dave's story follows how almost every US state has sued a telecom company after being accused of routing billions of illegal robocalls to millions of US residents on the do not call list. Joe's story is about a family losing $730,000 in a wire fraud scam, but with a twist ending. Our catch of the day comes from listener William, who writes in with an email laced with so much fraud, Gmail didn't even want Joe to open it to read it for this episode.
Bringing in the human side of scamming.
Nick Percoco from Kraken sits down to discuss the human factor of crypto scams, including going over common red flags and what to do when a third party is exerting pressure that taps into a human emotions. Listener Sean writes in with some follow up to discuss the increase in AI scams and if people would be more likely to talk about falling for these scams as AI becomes better and better. An anonymous listener also reached out with some follow up regarding there experience with corporate ID theft. Joe's story follows the report on "dark patterns," and what they are. Dave's story is on people who got hired as customer service reps, but instead helped lure in lonely and lovestruck through a network of dating and hookup sites. Our catch of the day comes from listener Gareth who shares his catch of a phishing scheme from the "NSA."
Data privacy in a consumers world.
Our guest, Mark Kapczynski from OneRep, joins Dave to discuss what consumers should know about data privacy. Listener Jon writes in to the show with some follow-up with some thoughts on tap interface. Another anonymous listener wrote into the show discussing ethical hacking. Dave's story is on fake QR codes and how people are getting scammed out of money after receiving a fake QR code parking ticket survey. Joe's story follows an attempted attack at Dragos and what they didn't get. Our catch of the day comes from listener Richard who writes in with a fun scam he caught from the "Marine Corps."
Remedies for infectious computers.
Our guest, CW Walker, Director of Security Product Strategy at SpyCloud, joins to discuss post-infection remediation and ransomware defense. Joe compliments one of his least favorite big tech companies. Joe and Dave share quite a bit of follow-up; one from listener Clayton who writes in about “fast idiots” from a previous episode. The other is from listener Robert, who writes in about the wallet versus smart phone debate, and which is safer. Joe shares a few stories this week, all regarding ATM scams and lost or stolen credit cards including his own sons ATM nightmare. Dave's scary story is on the latest hot topic in the cyber industry: AI, and how families are being scammed by believable voice AI to sound like loved ones. Listener Michael shares this week's catch of the day on an IRS scam he came across in his email.
This week, Carole Theriault, CW UK correspondent, sits down with Cisco Talos' Vanja Svacjer discussing if the security industry is ready for AI. Joe and Dave share some follow up regarding a new term, "yahoo boy" after reading it in an article. Joe's follows a story about a scam where five mastermind business men were able to scam ordinary investors out of a billion dollars. Dave's story is on a basic iPhone feature that is helping criminals steal your entire digital life. Our catch of the day comes from William who writes in about an email he received from "Bob William" who shares that he works at a law firm and one of his clients has an insurance policy where his client did not write a will. Bob wants to share the amount of $12,820,000 with charity and then split the rest of the funds.