Erin West Puts the Bad Guys to Shame

A California prosecutor talks SIM swaps and pig butchering and how the bad guys wind up in prison.

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Erin West is the Deputy District Attorney in Santa Clara County, California and the founder of Project Shamrock. Whether she’s prosecuting eye-popping SIM-swap money grabs or large-scale pig butchering operations out of business, her stories and experience can help you stay safer.  

And if you don’t scare so easily because you’re feeling really good about your cyber defenses, may we recommend this week’s Tinfoil Swan, which is designed to make you worry (and maybe shore up your defenses.)

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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.

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