Brett Johnson Explains the
Abject Terror that Awaits Us All

The Godfather of Internet crime wants you to know that he’s sorry for his crimes, but he doesn’t mind taking a stroll down Memory Lane.

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Brett Johnson has been called the Godfather of cyber crime. He was on the FBI’s most-wanted list. And he was on What the Hack before! He returns for a freewheeling conversation about what’s new in cybercrime, how it’s changed and wants you to know how to better protect your digital life.

This week’s episode is a freewheeling conversation about how awesome Brett was at crime and how the young whippersnappers of today’s no-goodnik crowd need to get their Telegram-messaging deepfakes off of his goddamn lawn. 

Plus this week’s Tin Foil Swan lets you try on a pair of gold-colored sneakers.

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About the Hosts

Adam Levin is the former Director of Consumer Affairs for the State of New Jersey, serial entrepreneur and author of Swiped, which he wrote with his sidekick, writer and cyber mensch, Beau Friedlander. With expert commentary from Travis “Here’s What Actually Happened” Taylor, the show gets everything sorted out—or not—but either way you’re going to have a great time. Something weird happen to you? We’ve got your back.


What the Hack with Adam Levin is a production of Loud Tree Media and is executive produced by Adam Levin and Beau Friedlander and produced by Andrew Steven and Travis Taylor.

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