Darknet Diaries

Darknet Diaries

Explore true stories of the dark side of the Internet with host Jack Rhysider as he takes you on a journey through the chilling world of hacking, data breaches, and cyber crime.... Show More

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September 15, 2020 71 min
Poker is a competitive game. Unlike other casino games, poker is player vs player. Criminal hackers have understood this for a while and sometimes hack the other players to get an edge. And that small edge can result in millions of dollars in winnings. This episode contains a story from Mikko Hypponen of F-Secure. We also interview Mikko to know more about him and the history of malware. Sponsors This episode was sponsored by IT Pr...
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September 1, 2020 46 min
It is recommend to listen to episodes 53 “Shadow Brokers”, 71 “FDFF”, and 72 “Bangladesh Bank Heist” before listening to this one. In May 2017 the world fell victim to a major ransomware attack known as WannaCry. One of the victims was UK’s national health service. Security researchers scrambled to try to figure out how to stop it and who was behind it. Thank you to John Hultquist from FireEye and thank you to Matt Suiche founder ...
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August 18, 2020 38 min
A bank robbery with the objective to steal 1 billion dollars. This is the story of the largest bank robbery in history. And it was all done over a computer. Our guest this episode was Geoff White. Learn more about him at geoffwhite.tech. Check out Geoff’s new book Crime Dot Com. Affiliate link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1789142857/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=1789...
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August 4, 2020 70 min
In this episode, we’re going into the depths of North Korea to conduct one of the greatest hacks of all time. To find a way to inject information into a country run by totalitarian regime. A big thanks to Yeonmi Park for sharing her story with us. Also thanks to Alex Gladstein for telling us the inside story. You can find more about Flash Drive For Freedom at flashdrivesforfreedom.org. Yeonmi’s book "In Order to Live": htt...
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July 21, 2020 58 min
Ghost Exodus is a hacker. He conducted various illegal activities online. Some of which he documents on YouTube. He’s also a great musician. He got into some trouble from his hacking. This is his story. A big thanks to Ghost Exodus for sharing his story with us. Also thanks to Wesley McGrew for telling us the inside story. Sponsors This episode was sponsored by IT Pro TV. Get 65 hours of free training by visiting ITPro.tv/darknet. ...
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July 7, 2020 66 min
We all know that computers and networks are vulnerable to hacking and malicious actors, but what about us, the humans who interface with these devices? Con games, scams, and strategic deception are far older than computers, and in the modern era, these techniques can make humans the weakest link in even the most secure system. This episode, security consultant and master social engineer, Christopher Hadnagy, joins us to share his s...
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June 23, 2020 73 min
A mysterious mechanical failure one fateful night in a Saudi Arabian chemical plant leads a cast of operational technology researchers down a strange path towards an uncommon, but grave, threat. In this episode, we hear how these researchers discovered this threat and tried to identify who was responsible for the malware behind it. We also consider how this kind of attack may pose a threat to human life wherever there are manufactu...
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June 9, 2020 42 min
John Strand is a penetration tester. He’s paid to break into computer networks and buildings to test their security. In this episode we listen to stories he has from doing this type of work. Thanks to John Strand for coming on the show and telling your story. Sponsors Support for this episode comes from LastPass. LastPass is a great password manager but it can do so much more. It can setup 2FA for your company, or use it to monitor...
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May 26, 2020 55 min
Freakyclown is a physical penetration tester. His job is to break into buildings to test the security of the building. In this episode we hear stories of some of these missions he’s been on. Thanks to Freakyclown for coming on the show and telling your story. Sponsors This episode was sponsored by IT Pro TV. Get 65 hours of free training by visiting ITPro.tv/darknet. And use promo code DARKNET25. This episode was sponsored by Molek...
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May 12, 2020 73 min
PSYOP, or “Psychological Operations”, is something the US military has been doing to foreign audiences for decades. But what exactly is it? And what’s the difference between white, gray, and black PSYOP missions? We talk to PSYOP specialists to learn more. Thanks to Jon Nichols for telling us about this fascinating world. Sponsors Support for this episode comes from LastPass. LastPass is a great password manager but it can do so mu...
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April 28, 2020 77 min
Vodafone Greece is the largest telecom provider in Greece. But in 2004 a scandal within the company would pin them to be top of the news cycle in Greece for weeks. Hackers got in the network. And what they were after took everyone by surprise. Sponsors Support for this episode comes from Okta. Learn more about how you can improve your security posture with the leader in identity-driven security at okta.com/darknet. This episode is ...
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April 14, 2020 58 min
The hacker named w0rmer was active within AnonOps. These are Anonymous Operations which often organize and wage attacks on websites or people often with the purpose of social justice. Eventually w0rmer joined in on some of these hacking escapades which resulted in an incredible story that he will one day tell his kids. Thanks to w0rmer for telling us your story. Sponsors This episode was sponsored by IT Pro TV. Get 65 hours of free...
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March 31, 2020 63 min
Cam’s story is both a cautionary tale and inspirational at the same time. He’s been both an attacker and defender. And not the legal kind of attacker. He has caused half a million dollars in damages with his attacks. Attacks that arose from a feeling of seeing injustices in the world. Listen to his story. Sponsors This episode was sponsored by Linode. Linode supplies you with virtual servers. Visit linode.com/darknet and when signi...
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March 17, 2020 63 min
Samy Kamkar is a hacker. And while he’s done a lot of stuff, he’s best known for creating the Samy Worm. Which spread its way through a popular social media site and had crazy results. Thanks to our guest Samy Kamkar for telling his story. Learn more about him by visiting https://samy.pl/. Sponsors This episode was sponsored by IT Pro TV. Get 65 hours of free training by visiting ITPro.tv/darknet. And use promo code DARKNET25. Supp...
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March 3, 2020 45 min
This is a story about the hacker named “dawgyg” and how he made over $100,000 in a single day, from hacking. Thanks to our guest dawgyg for telling his story. Sponsors This episode is sponsored by SentinelOne - to learn more about their endpoint security solutions and get a 30-day free trial, visit sentinelone.com/darknetdiaries This episode was sponsored by Linode. Linode supplies you with virtual servers. Visit linode.com/darknet...
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February 18, 2020 83 min
In this episode we hear from Gary and Justin. Two seasoned penetration testers who tell us a story about the time when they tried to break into a courthouse but it went all wrong. Sponsors This episode was sponsored by Detectify. Try their web vulnerability scanner free. Go to https://detectify.com/?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=DARKNET This episode was sponsored by IT Pro TV. Get 65 hours ...
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February 4, 2020 62 min
OxyMonster sold drugs on the darknet at Dream Market. Something happened though, and it all came crashing down. Sponsors This episode was sponsored by Detectify. Try their web vulnerability scanner free. Go to https://detectify.com/?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=DARKNET This episode was sponsored by Molekule, a new air purifier that completely destroys air pollutants to help you breath easi...
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January 21, 2020 61 min
Hear what goes on internally when Microsoft discovers a major vulnerability within Windows. Guest Thanks to John Lambert for sharing this story with us. Sponsors Support for this episode comes from ProCircular. Use the team at ProCircular to conduct security assessments, penetration testing, SIEM monitoring, help with patches, or do incident response. Visit www.procircular.com/ to learn more. This episode was sponsored by IT Pro TV...
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January 7, 2020 46 min
This is the story of Jordan Harbinger. A bit of a misfit teenager, who was always on the edge of trouble. In this story we hear what happened that lead to a visit from the FBI. Guest Thanks to Jordan Harbinger for sharing his story with us. You can find hist podcast by searching for The Jordan Harbinger Show wherever you listen to podcasts. Sponsors This episode was sponsored by Thinkst Canary. Their canaries attract malicious acto...
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December 25, 2019 17 min
A holiday special episode. A private pen tester takes on a job that involves him with another eccentric pen tester, a mischievious smile, and his quest to gain access to the network. Guest Thanks to TinkerSec for telling us the story. Sources https://twitter.com/TinkerSec/status/1206410740099366918 Attribution Darknet Diaries is created by Jack Rhysider. Artwork this episode by habblesthecat. More information at DarknetDiaries.com...
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