https://thehumanelementpod.s3.amazonaws.com/ep22.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSSEpisode 22: The Unexpected Email Imagine receiving an email unexpectedly from yourself. You’d probably think that was pretty weird but you open it anyway and what you read next is even more shocking. Someone else has access to your email and they want a ransom in bitcoin to […]
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https://thehumanelementpod.s3.amazonaws.com/ep21.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSSEpisode 21: Lost and Found – The Dark Side of Facebook Scams 3 Common Facebook Scams and How to Recognize Them Facebook scams are not new but they seem to be increasing, and becoming a little more sophisticated in some cases. We review 3 of the more popular […]
https://thehumanelementpod.s3.amazonaws.com/ep20.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSSJuly is Ransomware Awareness Month 10 Things You Need to Do to Avoid a Ransomware Attack/Data Breach Ransomware is the scourge of the internet, and one of the biggest threats to small businesses all over the world, but what can we do? Well, it starts with awareness and […]
Navigating the Career Minefield: Unmasking Fake Job Postings on LinkedIn LinkedIn is a renowned professional networking platform and a vital tool in modern job search. Unfortunately, it has not been exempt from the clutches of cybercriminals. Fake job postings have become increasingly prevalent, leading unsuspecting job seekers down a path of disappointment and potential identity […]
https://thehumanelementpod.s3.amazonaws.com/ep19.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSSEpisode 19: Fake LinkedIn Account Spotted As the owner of a LinkedIn group of almost 10,000 members, one of the tasks I have is to ensure the members are going to be good citizens. It is a geographically based group and as such I only allow members from […]
https://thehumanelementpod.s3.amazonaws.com/ep18.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSSEpisode 18: No, They Are Not Going to Pay Your Bill On the day of this recording, I received a phone call claiming to be from “TMobile/Sprint”. They wanted to advise of an overpayment on my account and that I was owed a credit. As I fumbled in […]
https://thehumanelementpod.s3.amazonaws.com/ep17.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSSEpisode 17: A Hack Is Imminent I was made aware of a cybercriminal that has access to the network and computers of at least two businesses in the same industry as one of my clients. Some of the details were eerily similar but not all of the information […]
https://thehumanelementpod.s3.amazonaws.com/ep16.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSSEpisode 16: Pretexting – What You Need to Know Social Engineering starts with research. You have to understand your target and have some information to continue to phase 2. Phase 2 is pretexting and that’s the topic for Episode 16. Pretexting is similar to building a rapport with […]
https://thehumanelementpod.s3.amazonaws.com/ep15.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSSEpisode 15: Is This Real? Deep Fakes & Impersonations You may have heard the news surrounding the cryptocurrency FTX. It’s not a good situation financially for a lot of people, and there may even be some criminal behavior around it. A few days ago, the founder went […]
https://thehumanelementpod.s3.amazonaws.com/ep14.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSSEpisode 14: The Trouble with Crypto Undoubtedly you’ve heard about all the trouble in the cryptocurrency world but that’s not what we are here to talk about. There are numerous scams around cryptocurrency, some we’ve talked about on this podcast including Pig Butchering. This one takes multiple methods […]