What the Hack with Adam Levin


Getting hacked, phished, scammed, or having become the victim of identity theft, you know it’s no fun, unless you are lucky enough to tell the guys at “What the Hack?” about it.

What the Hack with Adam Levin

What the Hack

Noah Doesn’t Buy the Ark
We thought we’d heard them all when along comes the Covid recreational boat shortage scam!
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What the Hack Episode Four

Sally Gets Taken for a Ride
Meet Aunt Sally. Likes: birds, Hawaii, family. Dislikes: Hackers trying to empty her bank account.
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What the Hack Episode Three: Jake's Dirty Little Secret

Jake’s Dirty Little Secret
Iranian secret police? Iraqi military? No problem. What hackers claim to have gotten from his laptop is a different story entirely…
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ABOUT THE HOST


Adam K. Levin is a nationally recognized expert on cybersecurity, privacy, identity theft, fraud, and personal finance and has distinguished himself as a fierce consumer advocate for the past 50 years.

Former Director of the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs, Levin is the founder of CyberScout and co-founder of Credit.com. He is author of the critically acclaimed book, Swiped: How to Protect Yourself in a World Full of Scammers, Phishers, and Identity Thieves.

Beau Friedlander is an award winning publisher, writer and podcast guy who’s been writing about cybercrime and scams with his co-host Adam for more than ten years. His own work as a writer has appeared in the New York Times, Time Magazine, NBC News, Harpers Magazine and many other publications. He co-wrote Swiped.

Travis Taylor runs the AdamLevin.com website and is a cybersecurity expert who has been a trusty cyber sherpa for Adam and Beau for several years.

About the Show

Ever click a link and think… “Uh oh!”

“What the Hack” is a new podcast that makes getting scammed, hacked, phished or cyber bushwhacked seem a little less terrifying. You might even have fun. It’s one part true crime whodunnit (or what happened) and one part how to fix it.

Every week the “What the Hack” crew talks to fascinating people about some of the most terrifying (or annoying, embarrassing, infuriating) things that ever happened to them in cyberspace. “What the Hack” tells you what happened, what you can do next and how to keep whatever it was from happening again.

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.

Available wherever you get your podcasts.