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Author: Jack Rhysider

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Explore the dark side of the Internet with host Jack Rhysider as he takes you on a journey through the chilling world of privacy hacks, data breaches, and cyber crime. The masterful criminal hackers who dwell on the dark side show us just how vulnerable we all are.
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Ep 52: Magecart

Ep 52: Magecart

2019-11-2600:51:3416

Credit card skimming is growing in popularity. Gas pumps all over are seeing skimmers attached to them. It’s growing in popularity because it’s really effective. Hackers have noticed how effective it is and have began skimming credit cards from websites.GuestThanks to Yonathan Klijnsma from RiskIQ. Yonathan has fallen on hard times and could use your help GoFundMe Link.SponsorsThis episode was sponsored by Linode. Linode supplies you with virtual servers. Visit linode.com/darknet and when signing up with a new account use code darknet2019 to get a $20 credit on your next project.Support for this episode comes from Honeybook. HoneyBook is an online business management tool that organizes your client communications, bookings, contracts, and invoices – all in one place. Visit honeybook.com/darknet to get 50% off your subscription.This episode was sponsored by CMD. Securing Linux systems is hard, let CMD help you with that. Visit https://cmd.com/dark to get a free demo.Visit darknetdiaries.com for full show notes and transcripts.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Ep 51: The Indo-Pak Conflict

Ep 51: The Indo-Pak Conflict

2019-11-1200:48:5122

Kashmir is a region right in between India, Pakistan, and China. For the last 70 years Pakistan and India have fought over this region of the world, both wanting to take control of it. Tensions sometimes heat up which can result in people being killed. When tensions get high in the real world, some people take to the internet and hack their rivals as a form of protest. In this episode we’ll explore some of the hacking that goes on between India and Pakistan.SponsorsSupport for this episode comes from Check Point. Check Point makes firewalls and security appliances you can use to combat the latest generation of cyber attacks. Upgrade your cybersecurity at CheckPoint.comSupport for this episode comes from Blinkist. They offer thousands of condensed non-fiction books, so you can get through books in about 15 minutes. Check out Blinkist.com/DARKNET to start your 7 day free trial and get 25% off when you sign up.For more show notes and links visit https://darknetdiaries.com/episode/51.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Operation Inherent Resolve was started in 2016 which aimed to combat ISIS. It was a combined joint task force lead by the US military. Operation Inherent Resolve sent troops, ships, and air strikes to Iraq and Syria to fire weapons upon ISIS military. It’s widely known that US military engaged with ISIS in this way. But what you may not have heard, is the story of how the US military also combated ISIS over the Internet. This is the story of how the US hacked ISIS.SponsorsThis episode was sponsored by Linode. Linode supplies you with virtual servers. Visit linode.com/darknet and when signing up with a new account use code darknet2019 to get a $20 credit on your next project.Support for this episode comes from Honeybook. HoneyBook is an online business management tool that organizes your client communications, bookings, contracts, and invoices – all in one place. Visit [honeybook.com/darknet] to get 50% off your subscription.Support for this episode comes from Check Point. Check Point makes firewalls and security appliances you can use to combat the latest generation of cyber attacks. Upgrade your cybersecurity at CheckPoint.comLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Ep 49: Elliot

Ep 49: Elliot

2019-10-1500:47:5331

In this episode we meet Elliot Alderson (@fs0c131y) from Twitter. Who is this strange masked person? What adventures have they gotten themselves into? Many stories will be told. The mask will be lifted.SponsorsThis episode was sponsored by Thinkst Canary. Their canaries attract malicious actors in your network and then send you an alert if someone tries to access them. Great early warning system for knowing when someone is snooping around where they shouldn’t be. Check them out at https://canary.tools.Go to https://nordvpn.com/darknet to get 70% off a 3 year plan and use code darknet for an extra month for free!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Ep  48: Operation Socialist

Ep 48: Operation Socialist

2019-10-0100:49:5629

This is the story about when a nation state hacks into a company within another nation.SponsorsThis episode was sponsored by IT Pro TV. Get 65 hours of free training by visiting ITPro.tv/darknet. And use promo code DARKNET25 to get 25% off.This episode was sponsored by Nord VPN. Visit https://nordvpn.com/darknet and use promo code “DARKNET” to get 75% off when signing up for 3 years.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Ep 47: Project Raven

Ep 47: Project Raven

2019-09-1701:03:5957

This is the story about an ex-NSA agent who went to work for a secret hacking group in the UAE.SponsorsThis episode was sponsored by Thinkst Canary. Their canaries attract malicious actors in your network and then send you an alert if someone tries to access them. Great early warning system for knowing when someone is snooping around where they shouldn’t be. Check them out at https://canary.tools.Support for this episode comes from Blinkist. They offer thousands of condensed non-fiction books, so you can get through books in about 15 minutes. Check out Blinkist.com/DARKNET to start your 7 day free trial and get 25% off when you sign up.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
This is the story about the XBox hacking scene and how a group of guys pushed their luck a little too far.This is part 2 of a 2 part series.SponsorsThis episode was sponsored by IT Pro TV. Get 65 hours of free training by visiting ITPro.tv/darknet.Learn more about stocks and investing from MyWallSt. Visit mywallst.com/darknet to learn more.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
This is the story about the XBox hacking scene and how a group of guys pushed the hacking a little too far.This is part 1 of a 2 part series.SponsorsThis episode was sponsored by Nord VPN. Visit https://nordvpn.com/darknet and use promo code "DARKNET".This episode was sponsored by Thinkst Canary. Their canaries attract malicious actors in your network and then send you an alert if someone tries to access them. Great early warning system for knowing when someone is snooping around where they shouldn't be. Check them out at https://canary.tools.This episode was sponsored by IT Pro TV. Get 65 hours of free training by visiting ITPro.tv/darknet. Use promot code "DARKNET25". Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Ep 44: Zain

Ep 44: Zain

2019-08-0600:37:1126

Ransomware is ugly. It infects your machine and locks all the the data and to unlock you have to pay a fee. In this episode we dive into some of the people behind it.SponsorsThis episode was sponsored by CMD. Securing Linux systems is hard, let CMD help you with that. Visit https://cmd.com/dark to get a free demo.This episode was sponsored by MyWallSt. Their app can help you find good looking stocks to invest in. Visit MyWallSt.com/dark to start your free 30 day trial.For more show notes and links check out darknetdiaries.com.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Ep 43: PPP

Ep 43: PPP

2019-07-2301:01:5947

This is the story about how I acquired a black badge from DEFCON (pictured above).We also hear the story about who PPP is, and their CTF journey at DEFCON.This episode was sponsored by Nord VPN. Visit https://nordvpn.com/darknet and use promo code “DARKNET”.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=DARKNETLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Ep 42: Mini-Stories: Vol 2

Ep 42: Mini-Stories: Vol 2

2019-07-0900:55:2228

Three stories in one episode. Listen in on one of Dave Kennedy's penetration tests he conducted where he got caught trying to gain entry into a datacenter. Listen to a network security engineer talk about the unexpected visitor found in his network and what he did about it. And listen to Dan Tentler talk about a wild and crazy engagement he did for a client.GuestsA very special thanks to Dave Kennedy. Learn more about his company at trustedsec.com.Thank you Clay for sharing your story. Check out the WOPR Summit.Viss also brought an amazing story to share. Thank you too. Learn more about him at Phobos.io.I first heard Clay's story on the Getting Into Infosec Podcast. Thanks Ayman for finding him and bring that story to my attention.SponsorsThis episode was sponsored by CMD. Securing Linux systems is hard, let CMD help you with that. Visit https://cmd.com/dark to get a free demo.This episode was sponsored by Thinkst Canary. Their canaries attract malicious actors in your network and then send you an alert if someone tries to access them. Great early warning system for knowing when someone is snooping around where they shouldn't be. Check them out at https://canary.tools.For more show notes and links check out darknetdiaries.com.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Ep 41: Just Visiting

Ep 41: Just Visiting

2019-06-2500:50:4231

Join JekHyde and Carl on a physical penetration test, a social engineering engagagement, a red team assessment. Their mission is to get into a building they shouldn't be allowed, then plant a rogue computer they can use to hack into the network from a safe place far away.This episode was sponsored by Nord VPN. Visit https://nordvpn.com/darknet and use promo code "DARKNET".This episode was sponsored by Hostinger. Go to https://hostinger.com/darknet and use code DARKNET to get 15% off a hosting plan and check out this week’s free feature.For more information visit darknetdiaries.com.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Ep 40: No Parking

Ep 40: No Parking

2019-06-1101:02:5656

Take a ride with a red teamer. A physical penetration tester as he tries to make his away into unauthorized areas, steal sensitive documents, hack into the computers, and escape with company property.This episode was sponsored by CMD. Securing Linux systems is hard, let CMD help you with that. Visit https://cmd.com/dark to get a free demo.This episode was sponsored by Hostinger. Go to https://hostinger.com/darknet and use code DARKNET to get 15% off a hosting plan and check out this week’s free feature.For complete show notes and links go to darknetdiaries.com.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Ep 39: 3 Alarm Lamp Scooter

Ep 39: 3 Alarm Lamp Scooter

2019-05-2800:50:5946

A talk at Defcon challenged people to find a way to destroy a hard drive. A young man was inspired by this challenge and was determined to find a way to destroy a hard drive. But this is not a typical young man, with a typical plan.For pictures of Daniel and his projects visit darknetdiaries.com/episode/39.This episode was sponsored by Nord VPN. Visit nordvpn.com/darknet and use promo code "DARKNET".This episode was sponsored by IT Pro TV. Get 65 hours of free training by visiting ITPro.tv/darknet.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Ep 38: Dark Caracal

Ep 38: Dark Caracal

2019-05-1400:57:0121

A journalist wrote articles critical of the Kazakhstan government. The government did not like this and attempted to silence her. But perhaps they went more than just that. Perhaps they tried to spy on her. The EFF investigated this case and went down a very interesting rabbit hole.Thanks to Cooper Q from EFF's new Threat Lab. Also big thanks to Eva from EFF, Andrew Blaich and Michael Flossman from Lookout.For another story about the EFF listen to episode 12 "Crypto Wars".This episode was sponsored by Nord VPN. Visit https://nordvpn.com/darknet and use promo code "DARKNET".This episode was sponsored by CMD. Securing Linux systems is hard, let CMD help you with that. Visit https://cmd.com/dark to get a free demo.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Ep 37: LVS

Ep 37: LVS

2019-04-3000:30:3712

The Venetian casino in Las Vegas Nevada was the largest hotel in the world until 2015. The parent company is Las Vegas Sands (LVS) which owns 10 properties around the world. And the CEO and founder of LVS is Sheldon Adelson. One day the CEO said something which sparked quite a firestorm.This episode was sponsored by Nucleus. Visit nucleussec.com to start your free trial.This episode was sponsored by CMD. Securing Linux systems is hard, let CMD help you with that. Visit https://cmd.com/dark to get a free demo.For more show notes visit DarknetDiaries.com.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Ep 36: Jeremy from Marketing

Ep 36: Jeremy from Marketing

2019-04-1601:03:3533

A company hires a penetration tester to pose as a new hire, Jeremy from Marketing, to see how much he can hack into in his first week on the job. It doesn't go as planned.Thanks to @TinkerSec for telling us this story.This episode was sponsored by Nord VPN. Visit https://nordvpn.com/darknet and use promo code "DARKNET".This episode was sponsored by IT Pro TV. Get 65 hours of free training by visiting ITPro.tv/darknet.For more show notes visit https://darknetdiaries.com/episode/36.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Ep 35: Carbanak

Ep 35: Carbanak

2019-04-0200:41:4036

ATM hacking. Hollywood has been fantasizing about this since the 1980's. But is this a thing now? A security researcher named Barnaby Jack investigated ATMs and found them to be vulnerable. Once he published his data the ATM hacking scene rose in popularity and is is a very serious business today.One of the first big ATM robberies was done with the malware called Carbanak. Jornt v.d. Wiel joins us to discuss what this malware is.This episode was sponsored by Nucleus. Visit nucleussec.com to start your free trial.This episode was sponsored by IT Pro TV. Get 65 hours of free training by visiting ITPro.tv/darknet.For more show notes and links visit darknetdiaries.com.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Ep 34: For Your Eyes Only

Ep 34: For Your Eyes Only

2019-03-1900:53:4841

Nude selfies. This episode is all about nude selfies. What happens if you take one and give it to a vengeful boyfriend. What happens when a hacker knows you have them and wants to steal them from your phone. What happens is not good. This episode was sponsored by Nord VPN. Visit nordvpn.com/darknet and use promo code "DARKNET".This episode was sponsored by Molekule, a new air purifier that completely destroys air pollutants to help you breath easier. Visit molekule.com to use check out code "DARKNET" to get a discount.For references, sources, and links check out the show notes at darknetdiaries.com/episode/34/.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Ep 33: RockYou

Ep 33: RockYou

2019-03-0500:42:1919

In 2009 a hacker broke into a website with millions of users and downloaded the entire user database. What that hacker did with the data has changed the way we view account security even today.This episode was sponsored by CuriosityStream. A streaming service showing non-fiction and documtnaries. Visit https://curiositystream.com/darknet and use promo code "darknet".This episode was sponsored by CMD. Securing Linux systems is hard, let CMD help you with that. Visit https://cmd.com/dark to get a free demo.To see more show notes visit darknetdiaries.com/episode/33.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Sankrit

No offense but i now doubt the authenticity of other podcasts on this show

Nov 29th
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Amit Verma

did you even Google before making the podcast ! poor historical reasearch, you don't even know about United India and India before Britishers

Nov 23rd
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Danny Buscett

Any new upcoming episodes ??

Nov 20th
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Juan DLT

teenagers are the most despised demographic in the universe 😒😒

Nov 18th
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Preetam Daila

worst research ever

Nov 16th
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Jaydip Dudhatra

great podcast Mr.Jack. I would like to know how I can be the best in the field of IT Troubleshooting. any suggestions would me more appreciated.

Nov 14th
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jay lo

Pewds has had to apologize due to overly sensitive people. Calling him low quality when 100 million people choose to watch him over listening to you seems a little tacky but whatevs.

Nov 6th
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doxigo

it's been Persian gulf since thousands of years ago, cancelled my patreon subs for this ;)

Nov 2nd
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London Gregg

My favorite episode thus far! Thanks

Oct 31st
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J.

I just read the episode description, and I'm already like "USA! USA! USA! 🇺🇲🇺🇸🇺🇲🇺🇸🇺🇲"

Oct 31st
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Eazy C.

Cool episode!

Oct 31st
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Mehdinik

It is actually Persian Gulf not A*** Gulf. time 6:59 .Thanks

Oct 31st
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Trent Holtsclaw

yeeeeeet

Oct 30th
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Jason Wilson

One of my favorite podcasts to listen to.

Oct 27th
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Michael Shawn

Snowplow Show Pod cast, Cactus Cactus

Oct 17th
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Amar Shah

Absolutely Fantastic! Stories, Explanation, Presentation, everything. It needs a Warning - Very Addictive!

Oct 16th
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Jose Belen

Best Podcast. Every episode is a treat.

Oct 16th
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Mike W Hayes

I get giddy whenever I see a new DD episode, and this one was awesome!

Oct 15th
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Ano Niem

Excellent podcast.

Oct 5th
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Stitch Lilo

amazing info and show quality! btw I think the guys you spoke with in bangladesh were muslims so brother for them is like a brother in faith, so a friend, not necessarily a sibling

Oct 3rd
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