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Author: Jack Rhysider

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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.

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This is normally my week off, but I wanted to share something with you, another podcast I think is awesome! It's called World's Greatest Con (https://worldsgreatestcon.fireside.fm/). It's a new podcast hosted by Brian Brushwood (https://twitter.com/shwood/). It tells the story of what might be the greatest con of all time. I think you might like it so check it out, and if you want to hear the other episodes, go subscribe to to that podcast.
94: Mariposa

94: Mariposa

2021-06-0847:417

Chris Davis has been stopping IT security threats for decades. He’s currently running the company Hyas that he started. In this episode he tells a few tales of some threats that he helped stop. Sponsors Support for this show comes from Exabeam. Exabeam lets security teams see what traditional tools can’t, with automated threat detection and triage, complete visibility across the entire IT environment and advanced behavioral analytics that distinguishes real threats from perceived ones, so security teams stay ahead and businesses keep moving — without fear of the unknown. Learn more by visiting exabeam.com/dd. Support for this show 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. View all active sponsors. Sources https://www.zdnet.com/article/hacker-curador-pleads-guilty-to-credit-card-theft/ https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/hackers/ https://archive.org/details/frontline_202009/Frontline-+Hackers/VIDEO_TS/VTS_01_1.VOB https://defintel.com/docs/Mariposa_Analysis.pdf https://krebsonsecurity.com/2020/03/french-firms-rocked-by-kasbah-hacker/
93: Kik

93: Kik

2021-05-2501:34:1915

Kik is a wildly popular chat app. Their website says that 1 in 3 American teenagers use Kik. But something dark is brewing on Kik.
92: The Pirate Bay

92: The Pirate Bay

2021-05-1101:46:1341

The Pirate Bay is a website, a search engine, which has an index of torrent files. A lot of copyrighted material is listed on the site, but the site doesn’t store any of the copyrighted material. It just points the user to where you can download it from. So for a while The Pirate Bay has been the largest places you can find pirated movies, music, games, and apps. But this site first came up 2003. And is still up and operation now, 18 years later! You would think someone would shut this place down by now. How does the biggest source for copyrighted material stay up and online for that long? Listen to this episode to find out. Sponsors Support for this show comes from Linode. Linode supplies you with virtual servers. Visit linode.com/darknet and get a special offer. Support for this show 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. View all active sponsors.
91: webjedi

91: webjedi

2021-04-2701:00:4217

What happens when an unauthorized intruder gets into the network of a major bank? Amélie Koran aka webjedi was there for one of these intrusions and tells us the story of what happened. You can find more talks from Amélie at her website webjedi.net. Sponsors Support for this show comes from IT Pro TV. Get 65 hours of free training by visiting ITPro.tv/darknet. And use promo code DARKNET25. This podcast is sponsored by Navisite. Accelerate IT transformation to respond to new demands, lower costs and prepare for whatever comes next. Visit Navisite.com/go. View all active sponsors. Sources https://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,435681,00.html https://w2.darkreading.com/risk-management/world-bank-(allegedly)-hacked/d/d-id/1072857 https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/05/18/missionary-pilot-death-coronavirus/ https://webjedi.net/ CLAIM=8f61b1a2cab60fab354cc5b111ea154705b363d3=CLAIM
90: Jenny

90: Jenny

2021-04-1301:11:2920

Meet Jenny Radcliffe, the People Hacker. She’s a social engineer and physical penetration tester. Which means she gets paid to break into buildings and test their security. In this episode she tells us a few stories of some penetration testing jobs she’s done. Sponsors Support for this show 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. This podcast is sponsored by Navisite. Accelerate IT transformation to respond to new demands, lower costs and prepare for whatever comes next. Visit Navisite.com/go. View all active sponsors. Sources humanfactorsecurity.co.uk
The threat research team at Cybereason uncovered an interesting piece of malware. Studied it and tracked it. Which lead them to believe they were dealing with a threat actor known as Molerats.  Sponsors This episode is sponsored by Cybereason. Cybereason reverses the attacker’s advantage and puts the power back in your hands. Their future-ready attack platform gives defenders the wisdom to uncover, understand, and piece together multiple threats. And the precision focus to end cyberattacks instantly – on computers, mobile devices, servers, and the cloud. They do all this through a variety of tools they’ve developed such as antivirus software, endpoint monitoring, and mobile threat detection tools. They can give you the power to do it yourself, or they can do all the monitoring and respond to threats in your environment for you. Or you can call them after an incident to get help cleaning up. If you want to monitor your network for threats, check out what Cybereason can do for you. Cybereason. End cyber attacks. From endpoints to everywhere. Learn more at Cybereason.com/darknet. View all active sponsors. Sources https://www.cybereason.com/hubfs/dam/collateral/reports/Molerats-in-the-Cloud-New-Malware-Arsenal-Abuses-Cloud-Platforms-in-Middle-East-Espionage-Campaign.pdf https://malpedia.caad.fkie.fraunhofer.de/actor/molerats https://www.fireeye.com/blog/threat-research/2013/08/operation-molerats-middle-east-cyber-attacks-using-poison-ivy.html
88: Victor

88: Victor

2021-03-3045:4810

Victor looks for vulnerabilities on the web and reports them responsibly. This is the story about discloser number 5780. Listen to episodes 86, and 87 before this one to be caught up on the story leading up to this. Sponsors This podcast is sponsored by Navisite. Accelerate IT transformation to respond to new demands, lower costs and prepare for whatever comes next. Visit Navisite.com/go. This podcast is sponsored by the JSCM Group. They have a service called ClosedPort: Scan, and it’s is a monthly Penetration Test performed by Cyber Security Experts. Contact JSCM Group today at jscmgroup.com/darknet. Support for this show comes from IT Pro TV. Get 65 hours of free training by visiting ITPro.tv/darknet. And use promo code DARKNET25.
In 2016 the LinkedIn breach data became available to the public. What the Guild of the Grumpy Old Hackers did with it then is quite the story. Listen to Victor, Edwin, and Mattijs tell their story. Sponsors Support for this show 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. Support for this show comes from Privacy.com. Privacy allows you to create anonymous debit cards instantly to use for online shopping. Visit privacy.com/darknet to get a special offer. View all active sponsors.
86: The LinkedIn Incident

86: The LinkedIn Incident

2021-03-0255:1325

In 2012, LinkedIn was the target of a data breach. A hacker got in and stole millions of user details. Username and password hashes were then sold to people willing to buy. This episode goes over the story of what happened. For a good password manager, check out LastPass. Sponsors Support for this episode comes from Quadrant Information Security. If you need a team of around the clock analysts to monitor for threat in your network using a custom SIEM, check out what Quadrant can do for you by visiting www.quadrantsec.com. Support for this show comes from 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 show comes from Linode. Linode supplies you with virtual servers. Visit linode.com/darknet and get a special offer.
85: Cam the Carder

85: Cam the Carder

2021-02-1601:18:4129

This is the story of Cam Harrison, aka “kilobit” and his rise and fall as a prominent carder. Sponsors Support for this show comes from IT Pro TV. Get 65 hours of free training by visiting ITPro.tv/darknet. And use promo code DARKNET25. Support for this episode comes from Oracle for Startups. Oracle for Startups delivers enterprise cloud at a startup price tag, with free cloud credits and 70% off industry-leading cloud services to help you reel in the big fish—confidently. To learn more, visit Oracle.com/goto/darknet. View all active sponsors. Sources https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/member-organized-cybercrime-ring-responsible-50-million-online-identity-theft-sentenced-115 https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2014/11/14/carder-su-fraudster-jailed-for-9-years-and-ordered-to-pay-50-8m/ https://www.justice.gov/usao-nv/operation-open-market
84: Jet-setters

84: Jet-setters

2021-02-0201:14:5227

How bad is it if you post your boarding pass on Instagram? Our guest, “Alex” decides to figure this out for themself and has quite a story about what happened. You can read more from “Alex” on their blog https://mango.pdf.zone. We also hear from TProphet who’s here to give us some travel hacks to save tons on airfare when we start traveling again. You can learn more about TProphet’s travel hacks at https://seat31b.com or https://award.cat. Sponsors Support for this show 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. Support for this show comes from Tanium. With Tanium you can gain real-time security and operational data directly from your endpoints – along with the ability to take action on, and create reports from, that data – in just minutes, so that you and your teams can have the insight and capability necessary to accomplish the mission effectively. Learn more at https://federal.tanium.com. View all active sponsors. Sources https://mango.pdf.zone/finding-former-australian-prime-minister-tony-abbotts-passport-number-on-instagram https://seat31b.com https://award.cat
83: NSA Cryptologists

83: NSA Cryptologists

2021-01-1901:25:2630

In this episode we interview two NSA Cryptologists, Marcus J. Carey and Jeff Man. We hear their story of how they got into the NSA and what they did while there. To hear more stories from Jeff tune into Paul’s Security Weekly where Jeff is a regular co-host and shares a lot of stories and insights. Marcus has written several books on security. They are Tribe of Hackers, Tribe of Hackers Blue Team, Tribe of Hackers Red Team, Tribe of Hackers Security Leaders, Think in Code, and a childrens book called Three Little Hackers. Also check out the Tribe of Hackers podcast to hear interviews with all these amazing people! Sponsors Support for this show comes from IT Pro TV. Get 65 hours of free training by visiting ITPro.tv/darknet. And use promo code DARKNET25. Support for this show comes from Linode. Linode supplies you with virtual servers. Visit linode.com/darknet and get a special offer. View all active sponsors.
82: Master of Pwn

82: Master of Pwn

2021-01-0501:07:3724

The Zero Day Initiative runs a hacker contest called Pwn2Own. The contest calls the best hackers in the world to demonstrate they can hack into software that should be secure. Like browsers, phones, and even cars. A lot of vulnerabilities are discovered from this event which means vendors must fix them. Whoever can demonstrate the most vulnerabilities will be crowned the “Master of Pwn”. Thanks to Dustin Childs and Brian Gorenc from ZDI to hear all about Pwn2Own. Thanks to Radek and Pedro for sharing their experiences of becoming the Masters of Pwn. Sponsors Support for this show 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. Support for this show comes from Kars 4 Kids. Donate your car today, this organization will sell to use for their charity. View all active sponsors. Sources https://www.forbes.com/profile/lee-junghoon/?sh=49ee055fc9c7 https://www.cyberscoop.com/pwn2own-chinese-researchers-360-technologies-trend-micro/ https://twitter.com/BrendanEich/status/697889208380293120 https://www.techtimes.com/articles/247111/20200130/google-bug-bounty-2019-became-the-highest-paid-google-hackers-reaching-6-5-million.htm
81: The Vendor

81: The Vendor

2020-12-2201:20:2927

This is the story of a darknet marketplace vendor we’ll name V. V tells his story of how he first became a buyer, then transitioned into seller. This episode talks about drugs. Listener discretion is advised. If you want to contact V his email is at https://darknetdiaries.com/episode/81. Sponsors Support for this show comes from IT Pro TV. Get 65 hours of free training by visiting ITPro.tv/darknet. And use promo code DARKNET25. Support for this show comes from Linode. Linode supplies you with virtual servers. Visit linode.com/darknet and get a special offer.
80: The Whistleblower

80: The Whistleblower

2020-12-0854:0432

In this episode we hear a story from a social engineer who’s job it is to get people to do things they don’t want to do. Why? For profit. Sponsors Support for this episode comes from SentinelOne which can protect and assistwith ransomeware attacks. On top of that, SentinelOne offers threat hunting, visibility, and remote administration tools to manage and protect any IoT devices connected to your network. Go to SentinelOne.com/DarknetDiaries for your free demo. Your cybersecurity future starts today with SentinelOne. Support for this show comes from 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 show 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. View all active sponsors.
79: Dark Basin

79: Dark Basin

2020-11-2458:4124

What do you do when you find yourself the target of a massive hacking campaign, and you are getting thousands of phishing emails and someone following you in your car. You might turn to Citizen Lab who has the ability to research who is behind this and help bring the hackers to justice. Our guests this episodes are Adam Hulcoop and John Scott-Railton of Citizen Lab. This episode also has an interview with Matthew Earl of Shadowfall. Sponsors Support for this show comes from LastPass by LogMeIn. 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 what your users are doing in the network. Visit LastPass.com/Darknet to start your 14 day free trial. Support for this show 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.
78: Nerdcore

78: Nerdcore

2020-11-1001:21:0114

Nerdcore music is music for nerds. In this episode we hear from some of the musicians who make Nerdcore music. This episode features guests ytcracker, Ohm-I, and Dual Core. Content warning: This episode has explicit lyrics. Music For a playlist of music used in this episode visit darknetdiaries.com/episode/78. Sponsors Support for this show comes from IT Pro TV. Get 65 hours of free training by visiting ITPro.tv/darknet. And use promo code DARKNET25. Support for this show 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.
77: Olympic Destroyer

77: Olympic Destroyer

2020-10-2749:2319

In February 2018, during the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang South Korea, a cyber attack struck, wiping out a lot of the Olympic’s digital infrastructure. Teams rushed to get things back up, but it was bad. Malware had repeatedly wiped the domain controllers rendering a lot of the network unusable. Who would do such a thing? We will talk with Andy Greenberg to discuss Olympic Destroyer, a chapter from his book Sandworm (affiliate link). Sponsors Support for this show comes from Linode. Linode supplies you with virtual servers. Visit linode.com/darknet and get a special offer. Support for this show 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.
76: Knaves Out

76: Knaves Out

2020-10-1301:29:0527

This is the story about how someone hacked into JP Morgan Chase, one of the biggest financial institutions in the world. It’s obvious why someone would want to break into a bank right? Well the people who hacked into this bank, did not do it for obvious reasons. The hackers are best described as knaves. Which are tricky, deceitful fellows. Sponsors Support for this show comes from LastPass by LogMeIn. 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 what your users are doing in the network. Visit LastPass.com/Darknet to start your 14 day free trial. Support for this episode comes from SentinelOne which can protect and assistwith ransomeware attacks. On top of that, SentinelOne offers threat hunting, visibility, and remote administration tools to manage and protect any IoT devices connected to your network. Go to SentinelOne.com/DarknetDiaries for your free demo. Your cybersecurity future starts today with SentinelOne. Support for this show comes from IT Pro TV. Get 65 hours of free training by visiting ITPro.tv/darknet. And use promo code DARKNET25. For a complete list of sources and a full transcript of the show visit darknetdiaries.com/episode/76.
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devvrat arya

The last story was tense

Jun 20th
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Racha Siddhu

funny in the last episode you blamed uae for spying now even America is doing the same

Jun 18th
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Racha Siddhu

this story is really a wild ride from finding some xbox motherboards to jail sentences and tragedies.

Jun 17th
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Racha Siddhu

Holly Molly

Jun 17th
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Marco da Vinha

His voice sounds almost like Jordan Harbinger.

Jun 17th
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lakemother

B.S. he (Doctor) didn't "know" what he was doing, and it sort of "got away" with him. It sure took him a while to say he took nothing under age 14...or that he screened that actors were 22 plus. . He knew exactly what he was doing. Any decent human would not be doing what he was doing....but that he was trading child pornography was inexcusable. Especially since youngsters were seeing this imagery of TORTURE and UTTER DESTRUCTION of children. Sickening.😡🤮

Jun 4th
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Ryan Blakeslee

lol, so Kik is 1999s IRC (mIRC, et all) with the ability to do what amounts to arbitrary code execution on your phone. Sounds like a great program!

Jun 2nd
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Evandro

congrats!

Jun 1st
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Facts is all I want.

Did they ever get their record cleared? The sheriff said he would do his part to get their names cleared, not to mention the company they worked for should also do whatever it takes to make that happen. The judicial system is horrible, I wonder if that judge feels like an idiot after making that big spill about if anything in that nature was happening in her court house she would know. Guess she's not as informed as she thought huh? This podcast had my blood boiling.

Jun 1st
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xkjs

Yikes @ sympathizing with an illegal state committing apartheid. Usually love this show but this episode reeks of Zionist propaganda. Could have talked about Israel's tech without the sob stories about being bombed by their enemies. Ask them how many they dropped first.

May 30th
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Matthew Cossel

At this point I think it's completely fair to find the location of their servers, rip them out of the racks, comb through them and use the data to go on a mass witch hunt of all the users trading cp.

May 29th
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Alexa Nebula

Wow, seems like Kik would be the perfect program for police to use to track down people who distribute cp.

May 28th
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J.

Just use discord. Why use kik for normal stuff. Kik is all for gross stuff now.

May 28th
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Murple

I'm only 5 mins in but this concept is both wild and unsurprising. kik was the chat app of choice in my grade 6 class back in 2013 on our 4th gen ipods... the hype died once we were old enough for proper phones. I'm very excited to hear abt the dark side of my middle school groupchats

May 26th
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Magnus

Thank you so much, for covering this historical escapade... Back in the days this really made me understand the American system.. Nicely done! 'Land of the free; home of the slaves'

May 20th
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shrimpy

💙💙💙

May 18th
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Purple tiger

this guests voice is so annoying I can't make it past like 5 mins in :/

May 17th
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d0gface

I'm definitely a pirate that "pretty much just stopped" because I have Netflix and Spotify now and it's just more convenient. Good episode!

May 14th
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PM

Cool episode! Just FYI : north korea has an embassy also in Berlin

May 12th
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shrimpy

that song tho...

May 8th
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