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Power Corrupts

Sep 28, 2021

What if you hacked a hitman-for-hire website and found out the identities of people who were slated to die before the murder? How much does it cost to hire a hitman on the Dark Web? And what if all of these supposed hitmen were just part of a giant, lucrative hoax?


In this episode, we explore the stranger-than-fiction...

Sep 21, 2021

Could you fake your death and get away with it? In this episode, we look at fake identities, from people who've tried to fake their own deaths to an audacious wine fraudster who made millions as he sold new wine in old bottles.


We speak to a private investigator who proves that people are, in fact alive, and a wine...

Sep 14, 2021

Is going into exile safe any longer?


A few years ago, a former Rwandan intelligence chief hiding out in exile was found strangled to death in a Johannesburg hotel room. Hanging on the door outside was a “Do Not Disturb” sign. It had been placed there to buy the assassins a bit of extra time as they fled the...

Sep 7, 2021

In early 2021, hackers infiltrated the software that controlled the city’s water supply in Oldsmar, Florida. Through dumb luck, they caught the intrusion shortly after the hacker tried to poison the city’s water.


This hack was part of a growing array of attacks against the Internet of Things, objects that used to...