43 Interview Brett “GOllumfun” Johnson

In this episode, I chat with Former United States Most Wanted Brett ‘GOllumfun’ Johnson referred to by the United States Secret Service as “The Original Internet Godfather.  Mr Johnson was a central figure in the Cybercrime world for almost 20 years.   He buil and was the leader of ‘ShadowCrew’, the precursor to today’s darknet markets.  

He was instrumental in developing many areas of online fraud while helping design, implement and refined modern identity theft, account take over fraud, card not present, IRS Tax fraud and countless other social engineering attacks and breaches and hacking operations.  

Brett shares openly and honestly his backstory, being on the United States Most Wanted to turning it all around and now working with Business, Organisations and Individuals across the world helping them protect themselves against Cybercrime.   

We chat about the types of Cybercrime which people need to be aware of as well as simple things which people can do to help protect themselves.  Brett chats about what is know as the;

  • Surface Web
  • Deep Web
  • Dark Web

Brett explains the different motivations of cybercrime as well as the rise of ‘Fake’ reviews online & how they influence who you buy from and what you buy online.  

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