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    Modem Mischief

    Modem Mischief tells the true stories of the outlaws of cyberspace. Hackers, dark web lurkers and cybercrime perpetrators of the digital underground are explored in this true crime series.
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    Colonial Pipeline Hack

    Colonial Pipeline Hack

    The savange ransomware attack of Colonial Pipeline was close to bringing travel in the United States to a standstill.

    Created, Produced & Hosted by Keith Korneluk

    Written & Researched by John Phillips

    Mixed & Mastered by David Swope

    Theme Song You Are Digital by Computerbandit

    Modem Mischief
    enJune 10, 2024

    Vault 7 Hack

    Vault 7 Hack

    Workplace bullying, the Nuclear Option, and why you should never write your passwords down in a notebook. This is the story of Josh Schlute and the Vault 7 Hack. 

    Created, Produced & Hosted by Keith Korneluk

    Written & Researched by Katie Fedigan-Linton

    Mixed & Mastered by David Swope

    Theme Song You Are Digital by Computerbandit

    Modem Mischief
    enMay 27, 2024

    Ransomware Attacks

    Ransomware Attacks

    Digital extortion. Hackers sieze your data and a ransom is paid to retrieve it. But this time, it turned deadly...

    Created, Produced & Hosted by Keith Korneluk

    Written & Researched by Lauren Minkoff

    Mixed & Mastered by David Swope

    Theme Song You Are Digital by Computerbandit

    Modem Mischief
    enMay 20, 2024

    Hector Monsegur (aka Sabu) & Lulzsec

    Hector Monsegur (aka Sabu) & Lulzsec

    We delve into the story of Hector Monsegur, also known as 'Sabu', a central figure in the hacktivist group Lulzsec. Explore his rise to infamy in the cyber world, his pivotal role in high-profile cyber attacks, and the dramatic turn of events that led him to collaborate with law enforcement. Join us for a gripping narrative on the complexities of cyber ethics, activism, and the thin line between right and wrong.

    Created, Produced & Hosted by Keith Korneluk

    Written & Researched by Ed Leer

    Edited, Mixed & Mastered by Greg Bernhard

    Theme Song "You Are Digital" by Computerbandit

    Modem Mischief
    enMay 13, 2024

    ILOVEYOU Computer Worm

    ILOVEYOU Computer Worm

    It infected over 10 million computers and caused millions of dollars of damage world wide. The ILOVEYOU computer worm compromised passwords through a bug in Microsoft Outlook. This is the story of ILOVEYOU and the creator, Onel de Guzman. 

    Created, Produced & Hosted by Keith Korneluk

    Written & Researched by Jim Rowley

    Mixed and Mastered by David Swope

    Theme Song You Are Digital by Computerbandit

    Honker Union

    Honker Union

    On this episode: patriotism, race riots, maritime disputes, cybercrime, a hostage crisis, and the first generation of Chinese hackers. This is the story of the Honker Union hacking group.

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    Created, Produced & Hosted by Keith Korneluk

    Written & Researched by Jim Rowley

    Edited, Mixed & Mastered by Greg Bernhard

    Theme Song You Are Digital by Computerbandit

    World of Hell

    World of Hell

    On this episode: website defacement gangs, NASA, September 11th, Venezuelan oligarchs, and the US government’s war on teenage hackers. This is the story of the World of Hell hacking group.

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    Created, Produced & Hosted by Keith Korneluk

    Written & Researched by Jim Rowley

    Edited, Mixed & Mastered by Greg Bernhard

    Theme Song You Are Digital by Computerbandit

    René Carmille & The Birth of Ethical Hacking

    René Carmille & The Birth of Ethical Hacking

    René Carmille is considered one of the first hackers. Today, we’d call him a hacktivist, or someone who sabotages a computer for ethical reasons. Carmille sabotaged the Nazi census of France during World War II. He saved many thousands of Jewish people by hacking Hollerith machines during the war.

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    Created, Produced & Hosted by Keith Korneluk

    Written & Researched by Jim Rowley

    Edited, Mixed & Mastered by Greg Bernhard

    Theme Song You Are Digital by Computerbandit

    Alan Turing & Enigma - Part 2

    Alan Turing & Enigma - Part 2

    On this episode: Part 2 of our series on Alan Turning and Enigma: the end of World War II, the beginning of computers, and the downfall of one of the world’s greatest scientists.

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    Written & Researched by Jim Rowley

    Edited, Mixed & Mastered by Greg Bernhard

    Theme Song “You Are Digital” by Computerbandit

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    Alan Turing & Enigma - Part 1

    Alan Turing & Enigma - Part 1

    Alan Turing played a pivotal role in cracking the Nazi Enigma code, a breakthrough that changed the course of World War II. In this two-part series, we uncover how Turing's work not only birthed modern computers and computer hacking but also played a crucial part in hunting down deadly U-boats, revealing the dark secrets hidden within the Enigma machine.

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    Created, Produced & Hosted by Keith Korneluk

    Written & Researched by Jim Rowley

    Edited, Mixed & Mastered by Greg Bernhard

    Theme Song “You Are Digital” by Computerbandit

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    Jonathan James

    Jonathan James

    Jonathan James, also known as "c0mrade," was a renowned computer hacker who gained notoriety for his impressive skills at a young age. His story highlights the complex world of cybercrime and the ethical dilemmas surrounding it.

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    Created, Produced & Hosted by Keith Korneluk

    Written & Researched by David Burgis

    Edited, Mixed & Mastered by Greg Bernhard

    Theme Song “You Are Digital” by Computerbandit

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    Hot Lotto Fraud

    Hot Lotto Fraud

    On this episode, we explore the Hot Lotto Fraud scandal, involving Eddie Tipton, a former lottery security expert. We'll look at how Tipton manipulated lottery systems to win millions and the investigation that led to his downfall. This case reveals the vulnerabilities in lottery security and the consequences of insider fraud.

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    Created, Produced & Hosted by Keith Korneluk

    Written & Researched by Jim Rowley

    Edited, Mixed & Mastered by Greg Bernhard

    Theme Song You Are Digital by Computerbandit

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    Ghost Squad Hackers

    Ghost Squad Hackers

    The Ghost Squad Hackers, a hacking collective with origins in the Anonymous movement. Explore their motivations, notable cyber-attacks against government and corporate entities, and the broader implications of hacktivism in the digital age.

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    Created, Produced & Hosted by Keith Korneluk

    Written & Researched by Jim Rowley

    Edited, Mixed & Mastered by Greg Bernhard

    Theme Song You Are Digital by Computerbandit

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