When it comes to Australian true-crime podcasts, nothing quite compares.
The Teacher's Pet - which surpassed 28 million downloads and even eventuated to an arrest - covered the unsolved disappearance of Lynette Dawson, who went missing under suspicious circumstances in the 80s. Bowraville did a deep dive into a serial killing of three Indigenous youth killed within five months in the small rural town, and ABC's debut true-crime podcast, Trace, told the tale of the cold-blooded murder of Maria James, who was about to confront a priest who had been sexually abusing her young son.
Basically, there's no doubt that true-crime podcasts have skyrocketed in popularity, especially when they cover the mysterious cold cases of our nation's past.
The multi-episode series looks at Australians that have been impacted by cyber-crime, hosted by world-renowned futurist Mark Pesce and investigative journalist Claire Aird.
"In a world where we are so dependent on our phones, our computers and the internet, we explore what happens when you don’t protect yourself online," the podcast site says. "Criminal Domain will expose the ways we leave ourselves open to potential hacking and phishing attacks, and how perpetrators use technology to manipulate us."
The first episode of the series is centred around Tayla Damir, winner of Australia's debut season of Love Island in 2018. While abroad the former reality star became stranded in Lebanon after an identity theft hacker drained her bank account and took over her digital life.
Other episodes include the story of a stalker who hacked a victim’s car enabling him to turn it on and off and see her whereabouts in real-time.
The launch is fitting, with new statistics showing that since the beginning of the global pandemic one in five Australians have reported being the victim of identity theft - also coinciding with the cyber safety company's launch of Dark Web Monitoring in Australia.