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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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61: Samy

61: Samy

2020-03-1701:03:0218

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. 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 what your users are doing in the network. Visit LastPass.com/Darknet to start your 14 day free trial. Sources Samy’s YouTube Channel Video: MySpace Worm Animated Story https://samy.pl/myspace/ https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/wnjwb4/the-myspace-worm-that-changed-the-internet-forever Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
This week we're hard at working making a new episode of Darknet Diaries. But while you wait, we recommend you check out the podcast Malicious Life. Here is one of their entire episode called "ToTok, Part 1: How to Convince Someone to Download Spyware". You can subscribe to Malicious Life wherever you listen to podcasts or at https://malicious.life/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
60: dawgyg

60: dawgyg

2020-03-0345:2136

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 and when signing up with a new account use code darknet2020 to get a $20 credit on your next project. 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. Sources Video: The Million-Dollar Hacker | Bloomberg Video: Hacker makes big money as a bug bounty hunter | Kim Komando Show https://hackerone.com/dawgyg dawgyg wins h1415 https://www.hackerone.com/blog/meet-six-hackers-making-seven-figures USA v. DeVoss court records Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
59: The Courthouse

59: The Courthouse

2020-02-1801:24:1238

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 of free training by visiting ITPro.tv/darknet. And use promo code DARKNET25. 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. Sources https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2019/11/how-a-turf-war-and-a-botched-contract-landed-2-pentesters-in-iowa-jail/ https://krebsonsecurity.com/2020/01/iowa-prosecutors-drop-charges-against-men-hired-to-test-their-security/ https://www.coalfire.com/News-and-Events/Press-Releases/Coalfire-CEO-Tom-McAndrew-statement https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/crime-and-courts/2019/10/10/iowa-supreme-court-justice-cady-policies-courthouse-break-ins-senate-polk-dallas-burglary-ia-cyber/3930656002/ https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/crime-and-courts/2019/09/19/iowa-state-senator-calls-oversight-committee-investigate-courthouse-break-ins-crime-polk-dallas/2374576001/ https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/crime-and-courts/2019/10/28/iowa-courthouse-break-ins-men-security-firm-plead-not-guilty-trespassing/2488314001/ https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/crime-and-courts/2019/10/30/courthouse-break-in-ceo-cyber-security-coalfire-charges-dropped/4097354002/ https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/crime-and-courts/2020/01/30/courthouse-break-ins-charges-dropped-against-coalfire-employees/4611574002/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
58: OxyMonster

58: OxyMonster

2020-02-0401:02:0743

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 easier. https://molekule.com to use check out code “DARKNET10” to get a discount. See complete list of sources at https://darknetdiaries.com/episode/58. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
57: MS08-067

57: MS08-067

2020-01-2101:00:0427

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. Get 65 hours of free training by visiting ITPro.tv/darknet. And use promo code DARKNET25. 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. Sources https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/johnla/2015/09/26/the-inside-story-behind-ms08-067/ https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/payment-processor-scareware-cybercrime-ring-sentenced-48-months-prison https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/29/opinion/sunday/conficker-worm-ukraine.html https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2020-0601 https://www.wired.com/story/nsa-windows-10-vulnerability-disclosure/ Book: Worm Attribution Darknet Diaries is created by Jack Rhysider. Episode artwork by odibagas. Theme music created by Breakmaster Cylinder. Theme song available for listen and download at bandcamp. Or listen to it on Spotify. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
56: Jordan

56: Jordan

2020-01-0746:3944

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 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. More information at https://darknetdiaries.com/episode/56. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
55: NoirNet

55: NoirNet

2019-12-2517:3722

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
54: NotPetya

54: NotPetya

2019-12-2459:2944

The story of NotPetya, seems to be the first time, we see what a cyber war looks like. In the summer of 2017 Ukraine suffered a serious and catastrophic cyber attack on their whole country. Hear how it went down, what got hit, and who was responsible. Guest Thanks to Andy Greenberg for his research and sharing this story. I urge you to get his book Sandworm because it’s a great story. Sponsors This 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 cmd.com/dark to get a free demo. For more show notes visit darknetdiaries.com/episode/54. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
53: Shadow Brokers

53: Shadow Brokers

2019-12-1052:1940

The NSA has some pretty advanced, super secret, hacking tools. What if these secret hacking tools were to end up in the wrong person’s hands? Well, that happened. Guest Thanks to Jake Williams from Rendition Security for telling us the story. Sponsors 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. 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
Ep 52: Magecart

Ep 52: Magecart

2019-11-2651:3426

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. Guest Thanks to Yonathan Klijnsma from RiskIQ. Yonathan has fallen on hard times and could use your help GoFundMe Link. Sponsors This 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
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. Sponsors 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.com 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. 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. Sponsors This 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.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Ep 49: Elliot

Ep 49: Elliot

2019-10-1547:5338

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. Sponsors 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. 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
This is the story about when a nation state hacks into a company within another nation. 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 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

2019-09-1701:03:5965

This is the story about an ex-NSA agent who went to work for a secret hacking group in the UAE. Sponsors 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. 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. Sponsors This 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. Sponsors This 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

2019-08-0637:1128

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. Sponsors 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 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

2019-07-2301:01:5956

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=DARKNET Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Daniel M

Smart dude. Highlights how learning is not the same for all and that we should not be quick to judge. If anyone is gonna hack, they're gonna hack. If they truely want to do good with it then they should always contact the vulnerable company first and give them an appropriate amount of time to respond before they release that to the the public. In all cases (where they truely want to help), they'll have prior documentation of contacting the proper group with the proper message.

Mar 21st
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Akash Gupta

i got chills from the intro only

Mar 21st
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mARYAm

one of the best episodes, thanks

Mar 18th
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Jᴏsᴇᴘʜ♔

The ending of this episode scared the Fuxk out of me! I want to invest in Samy's company, He's beyond brilliant.

Mar 17th
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Danius Miliunas

not guilty until proven otherwise, even so one of the best episodes. there might be a small bias against Russia tho.

Mar 16th
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Jonathan Cole

I'm just curious... I am a big fan of hackable and darknet diaries... so I pose the question.. did you guys like this episode?

Mar 15th
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iain matchett

Absolutely loved the presentation of this episode

Mar 10th
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Henrik Fengler

wow this was unnerving to listen to. At first I thought there would be something like a huge conspiracy around that courthouse, like the sherriff and the judge doing shady business there. But in the end it was all just stupidity and that was as frustrating as it was disappointing.

Mar 2nd
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Notawi X

👎

Feb 27th
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Mohamed Jebali

NSA is short for Nation State Actor

Feb 27th
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Akash Gupta

this is the only podcast I am not bored of listening...love all the stories!

Feb 27th
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roxicodone

I've got tons of horrible things to say about this company that promoted an obvious crook to CSO. What terrible business practices just to uphold some flimsy "we don't fire" motto. Natural selection?!?!

Feb 26th
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Shandu B

now you know what black people fear on every transaction with police. people ask why black people with no criminal record or contraband on them still run when they see police. Now imagine this if your only backup was a public defender or public pretender as we call them.

Feb 25th
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Corey Hill

When you sign up to be a pen tester you need to see the reality of your situation. Even though you legal are backed by you company there is the possibility that you will end up in a sticky situation, especially in a small town with a bunch of hillbillies, ESPECIALLY when you wake up a whole town with an alarm. People are not going to be forgiving and happy about it.

Feb 23rd
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Matt McDonald

This episode had me fuming! It's so aggravating to listen to this. How would these idiots feel if it was them in these shoes? The other funny thing is, you're treating "hackers" this way??? I sure would be upset if Anonymous got wind of this story and...... 🤔🤔

Feb 23rd
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Curtis Miles

Sorry to say, but welcome to what it feels like being black in America every day.

Feb 20th
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hari krishna

great episode..loved listening..but felt wish tinker could break...!! :p

Feb 19th
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ABR

Not the least bit surprised at the outlandish behavior of the sheriff, judge, prosecutors, etc. LE and the so-called justice system are, with little exception, more interested in covering their asses than focusing on the facts and pursuing actual justice. That's why the prosecution kept pushing charges even after their case disintegrated completely. They don't care about the lives and livelihoods of innocent people when they feel their reputation is at stake. They will resort to just about anything to avoid admitting fault. There are proven innocent people still sitting in prison right now for this very reason.

Feb 18th
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Scrone Ferreira

banger episode

Feb 15th
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Reef Weston

what an idiot

Feb 14th
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