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S1 E5 | Steer clear of big brand phishing scams


Did you know that both Walmart and Netflix have been involved in high-profile phishing scams?

It's probably not a surprise.  

Many brands, large and small, find themselves ensnared in phishing campaigns that aim to trick their customers into divulging personal information.

The good news is that you can get cyber fit and learn how to outsmart online thieves!

In this episode you'll learn:

  • Which well-known companies appeared in the most phishing scams in the 3rd quarter of 2022
  • How a woman in Denver went from potential Netflix phishing scam victim to cybersecurity champion,  informing others on social media.
  • How cybercriminals kept one victim on the phone for 11 hours and convinced him to buy $35,000 worth of Walmart gift cards. 
  • Some good news - the ingenious way Walmart developed a technology to identify and freeze suspicious gift cards
  • The lowdown on spoofing (our buzzword of the day!) - what it is and tips to avoid it

Call to Action:

We want to hear your story. Tell us how you’ve been a cybersecurity champion. We’d love to feature it on an upcoming episode of the podcast.

We invite you to learn more about the Yale Cybersecurity Awareness Program.

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