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SUPER AGENT K AND I..ARRY ARE INVITED

TO A CYBERSECURl1Y CONFERENCE

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Re: Donation to Love Your Heart Foundation

CEO Jeremy Diamond

CFO Harald Jonah

SUBJECT: Good Morning!

WATCH OUT fOR

fAKE:/5POOfE:D

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Yes, I am.

Hello Harry, are you in the office right now?

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I'm at an event playing golf with some other

CEOs and need you to wire $SOK right away for

this fundraiser.

www.hartfoundation.org


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WIRE TRANSFER INSTRUCTIONS

Personal • Leads

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CEO Jeremy Diamond

CFO Harald Jonah

Fill out and transfer the funds as soon as possible. I want to announce my

contribution during lunch. Very important to do it before lunch.

CFO Harald Jonah

CEO Jeremy Diamond

What's the nature of this fundraiser?

CEO Jeremy Diamond

CFO Harald Jonah

All the information is included in my previous message. I need you to transfer

the funds as soon as possible.

BE; CAREcfUL WHAT YOU PUT ONLINE;

BEcCAUSE; IT MAY BE; USE;D AGAINST

YOU AND IT WILL BE; "PUBLIC AND PE;R• ,

MANEcNT" ACCORDING TO RICHARD

GUE;RRY, FOUNDEcR Of THE; INSTITUTE;

FOR REcSPONSIBLE; ONLINE; AND CE;LL·

PHONE; COMMUNICATIONS.

n. CFO Harald Jonah

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Re: Donation to Love Your Heart Foundation

rom: Abigail Arnold, Accounting

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confirmation number.

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Re: Donation to Love Your Heart Foundation


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Abigail Arnold

Additional Funds for Love Your Heart Foundation

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Hello Mr. Diamond,

I hope your morning on the links has refilled your tanks. Jane showed up this morning with a

new perfume, whew! My allergies are on code red! But I digress ...

Per your request, I wire-transferred $50,000 to account number 92-6937739. As I was doing

that, I stumbled on your memorandum regarding doubling the amount of donations to heart

disease research charities as a company policy for the new year.

Our protocol dictates that you "sign off" on our secure website by entering pin [xz19I0] to

authorize the extra $SOK. I'm providing the details here for your convenience, since I know

you're at the event and might not have it handy.

Arrow Bank

Acct No: 6070255747179

Routing: 092707912

u/n: TheSquarePointGroup (case sensitive)

p/w: playsD3ADtH3Pr1 nt3rD03S

If you have any trouble entering the code, try lower case first then all caps. If you still have

trouble, email or call me and I will assist you. Once that's done, Abigail will wire-transfer the

extra funds.

Let me know if you need anything else. See you bright and early.

-Harald

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TO ANY ATTACK BY WHICH FRAUDSTERS IMPE:R50NATE: A I.E:GITIMATE:

COMPANY ANO ATTEMPT TO STE:At. PE:R50NAI. INFORMATION OR I.OGIN

CRWE:NTIAI.S. THOSE: E:MAII.S FRE:QUE:NTI.Y USE: THRE:ATS ANO A SE:NSE:

OF URGE:NCY TO SCARE: USE:RS INTO DOING THE: ATTACKE:RS' BIDDING.

!N SPE:AR PHISHING SCAMS, FRAUDSTE:RS CUSTOMIZE:

THE:IR ATTACK E:MAII.S WITH THE: TARGE:T'S NAME:, POSITION,

COMPANY, WORK PHONE: NUMBE:R AND OTHER INFORMATION

IN AN ATTE:MPT TO TRICK THE: RE:CIPIE:NT INTO BE:I.IE:VING

THAT THE:Y HAVE: A CONNECTION WITH THE: SE:NDE:R.


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THf:. CYBf:.RHf:.RO "UNMA5K5" THf:. PHl5Hf:.R BY DRAINING

Hf:.R Mf:.MORY 8ANK5 AND COl.t.f:.CTING DATA THAT Wit.I.

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CY8ERHERO A0VENTUREG!


MARISA WAS LARR'l''S

RIC":rHT-HAND PERSON.

SHE TURNED ON LARR'!'

HACl(INC":r OF HIS COMPAN'I'. HER

EVIL C":rREED AND DARI( SOUL

TRANSFORMED HER INTO THE QUEEN

OF ALL THE VILLAINS WHO LIVE IN THE

DAl2 WEB.

QUEEN MALOR'I' SPAWNS ALL

FORMS OF HOSTILE, INTRUSIVE, AND

DESTRUCTIVE SOFTWARE IN HER

LAVA LAIR. WHENEVER SHE NEEDS

MONE'!' OR .JUST C":rETS IN A BAD

MOOD, SHE UNLEASHES ON THE

WORLD AN'!' NUMBER OF VIRUSES,

WORMS, TRO.JAN HORSES, RAN­

SOM WARE, SP'l'WARE, AND

SCARE-WARE. SHE STRll(ES INDISCRIMINATEL'I'

AT RIVALS, C":rOVERNMENTS, BUSINESSES, AND

UNSUSPECTINC":r USERS OF TECHNOLOC":r'I'

AL THOUC":rH SHE MA'!' TAl(E

MAN'!' FORMS, THERE IS NOTHINC":r

INNOCENT ABOUT MALOR'I'. SHE

DOESN'T CAUSE UNINTENTIONAL HARM

BECAUSE OF SOME DEFICIENC'I' OR OTHER IN

HER CODE. SHE IS, IN FACT, DEFINED B'I' HER VER'!'

INTENTION TO CAUSE HARM AND ACT AC":rAINST

THE INTERESTS OF THE VICTIM.

SPREADINC":r FEAR, FRUSTRATION, AND CHAOS

OVER AN ACTIVE INTERNET USER BASE OF OVER

4 BILLION, HER MINIONS CAN ALSO PENETRATE

THE "INTERNET OF THINC":rS" OR "!OT,"

INCLUDINC":r C":rARAC":rE DOOR OPENERS,

THERMOSTATS, BAB'!' MONITORS, CARS, AND

PACEMAl(ERS, CURRENTL'I' ESTIMATED AT 23

BILLION CONNECTED DEVICES AND EXPECTED

TO MORE THAN TRIPLE B'I' 202'5.

Tl-IE AVALANCHE I-IAS

uUST BEC::r UN ...

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IVAN STEALS '!'OUR NAME, DATE

OF BIRTH, SOCIAL SECURIH

NUMBER, DRIVER 1 S LICENSE

NUMBER, BAN1' ACCOUNT AND

CREDIT CARD NUMBERS, PIN

NUMBERS, ELECTRONIC

SIGNATURES, FINGERPRINTS,

AND PASSWORDS... ALL IN AN

EFFORT TO BECOME '(OU!

Ar LEAST FOR THE

PURPOSES OF STEALING

'!'OUR MONE'!' AND

APPL 'l'ING FOR LOANS

CREDIT CARDS IN

'(ou'LL HPICALL'I'

A VARIEH OF

• RUMMAGING

GARBAGE FOR

PERSONAL DOCUMENTS

AND PHONES.

• STEALING '!'OUR

CREDIT CARDS,

CARDS, PASSPORTS AND

TO1'ENS.

• UUESSING COMMON

QUESTIONS SUCH AS:

MAIL TO OBTAIN

IDENTIFICATION

AUTHENTICATION

11:NOWLEDGE

1 1 MOTHER 1 S MAIDEN

NAME?", 11 FIRST CAR

MODEL?" OR

1 1

1FIRST PET S NAME?"

• S1'IMMING

INFORMATION FROM

CREDIT CARDS USING HAND-HELD CARD READERS.

• I-IAC1'ING CO

BASES TO OBTAIN

LARGE QUANTITIES.

• BRUTE-FORCE

WORDS.

• BROWSING

SITES FOR PER-

8'1' USERS.

• DIVERTING

IN ORDER TO

TION AND CRE­

CARDS, BILLING

STATEMENTS, OR

NEW ACCOUNTS

MENTS OPENED

THIEVES IN THE

•USING 1 CONTACTLESS 1

CREDIT CARD READERS TO

ACQUIRE DATA WIRELESSL 'I'.

• DISCREETL 'I' WATCHING OR

HEARING OTHERS PROVIDING VALU­

ABLE PERSONAL INFORMATION

(SHOULDER-SURFING).

• STEALING PERSONAL INFORMA­

TION FROM COMPUTERS USING

BREACHES IN BROWSER SECURI­

MALWARE SUCH ASTRO.JAN

1'E'l'STRO1'E LOGGING PRO-

PUTER NETWOR1'S AND DATA­

PERSONAL DATA, OFTEN IN

ATTAC1'ING WEAi( PASS­

SOCIAL NETWOR1'ING

SONAL DETAILS PUBLISHED

VICTIMS 1

EMAIL OR MAIL

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"Gary has put together a great show with some

great talent from the cybersecurity space. From

newbies to executives, everyone can stand to

learn from Gary's fun and often funny (but

serious) show highlighting the unsung heroes in

cybersecurity".

Join our mission to shine the light on

the UNSUNG CYBER HEROES who

toil in anonymity to keep us safe and

Defend the Digital Universe!

Meet members of The Cyber Hero

Network who participate in highlevel,

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Tanks and other B2B activities...

"What a pleasure professionally to work with Gary

Berman and Cyber Heroes! I've participated in

several sessions he's hosted and produced and am

pleased with the high caliber of the discussion he

stimulates and end product he creates. Gary invites

(and gets) some pretty high-powered people".

"Gary‛s show is highly relevant, informative

and entertaining. His questions are always on

point and his guests offer helpful insights to

those of us in critical infrastructure. (You‛re

a great host, Gary.)".

"Gary Berman is a marketing genius. With humor

and aplomb he takes complex subjects and makes

them accessible to everyone. He has been the

pied piper for cyber security for several years

now and his show is followed by thousands. I was

honored to be featured myself and encouraged

anyone who is invited to participate".

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