What the Hack? Podcast
What the Hack? Podcast
What the Hack? Podcast
What the Hack? Podcast

Brett Johnson is the Bad-Guy-Turned-Good-Guy We’ve Been Wanting to Meet

Brett Johnson was a key member of one of the most active online criminal rackets until his conversion to good-guy status.
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Alex Jones

How Alex Jones and Some Bad Cyber Hygiene Could Rewrite History

As Alex Jones is discovering this week, data can be very valuable. Here's what organizations can learn about data security.
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How to Protect Your Privacy on Social Media

Getting the privacy settings on your social media accounts right is essential to your online security.
Michelle Tea

Michelle Tea’s Tarot Business Draws a Fool

Hackers clone accounts on Instagram, especially for professions that are hard to verify.
Email address

Who’s Selling Your Email Address? Here’s How to Find Out.

The email address you provide a website can be infinitely shared, bought and sold. Here’s how to track who’s behind all that spam.
Rudy Shepherd

Rudy Shepherd’s Money Goes to Zelle and Back

Rudy Shepherd is a respected artist who experienced a Zelle scam that revolved around an art sale.
GPS Tracker

GPS Tracking Device Leaves Vehicles Vulnerable to Multiple Hacks

Critical security vulnerabilities in GPS vehicle tracker could allow stalking, ransom attacks and loss of life.


What’s Ahead for Cybersecurity in 2022

You don’t need to be an expert to know that last year was a bad one whether we’re talking about data compromise, privacy shortfalls or malicious hacker activity. And you don’t need a crystal ball to predict that 2022 will be worse. 

The State of Ransomware in 2021

2021 has been yet another banner year for ransomware. Here’s how the current threat landscape looks going into 2022.
Josh Gets Over the Wire

Josh Gets Over the Wire

Email continues to be the Achilles heel of cybersecurity for organizations, especially small- to medium-sized businesses.
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The Dangers of Normalizing Ransomware

Ransomware poses a significant threat to our nation, and is a daily problem for businesses and organizations. Normalizing will make it worse.

REvil Ransomware Campaign Compromises Hundreds of Businesses

Hundreds of small to medium-sized companies were hit by a record-breaking ransomware campaign over the Fourth of July weekend.
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2021’s Most Significant Cyberattacks (So Far)

Here's a breakdown of the most significant hacks—ransomware and otherwise—this year.

UPDATED: Ransomware-as-a-Service Gets a Service That’s Legit

The lucrative nature of ransomware has spawned supporting companies and organizations -- on both sides of the law.

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