Episode Two of Blue Line, The Podcast continues on with our cybercrime and financial investigation topic.
We speak with Nick Ibbott, a retired police detective with 30 years of experience with the York Regional Police in Ontario. Nick has recently founded L.E.A.D. Solutions Inc., which specializes in training and consulting on digital investigations and cyber security for law enforcement and investigative agencies.
We touch on a "CEO" scam where the cybercriminals posed as a legitimate business and misled the victim company into transferring money. The suspects had created more than 10 other false addresses with websites that were very similar to real companies, Ibbott shares.
"There were digital breadcrumbs left everywhere here," he says. "Every one of those domain names has to be hosted by a domain company. The domain company has to get paid by a credit card. That credit card creates attribution to a person. Every time a person logs into the website, that creates attribution as they're logging in from a computer..."