S2E3: Internet Iceberg & Dark Web Dangers

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Tune in to learn about the "internet iceberg," an analogy to help put into perspective the vastness of the internet and its three main parts – the surface web, the deep web, and the dark web. Nathan and Ham define each one and discuss the perils of the dark web. Find out what goes on in some of the most hidden parts of the internet, and hear Ham's personal story about a frightening experience.

The episode concludes with news from Mercy on a recent malware disguised as an Android app, a Verizon phishing scam, and a cyberattack on a Japanese company.

News Sources

Story 1:

Sharma, Ax. "Photo Editor Android App Still Sitting on Google Play Store is Malware." Bleeping Computer, 12 October 2021, https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/photo-editor-android-app-still-sitting-on-google-play-store-is-malware/

Story 2:

Riley, Duncan. "Sneaky New Phishing Campaign Uses a Math Symbol in the Verizon Logo." SiliconANGLE, 12 October 2021, https://siliconangle.com/2021/10/12/sneaky-new-phishing-campaign-uses-math-symbol-verizon-logo/

"Verizon Phishing Scam Targets Customers Through a Text Message." DataBreaches.net, 11 October 2021, https://www.databreaches.net/verizon-phishing-scam-targets-customers-through-a-text-message/

Story 3:

Greig, Jonathan. "Olympus Suffers Second Cyberattack in 2021." ZDNet, 12 October 2021, https://www.zdnet.com/article/olympus-announces-second-cyberattack-in-2021/