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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.

Darknet Diaries Jack Rhysider

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    • 4.9, 458 Ratings

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.

    66: freakyclown

    66: freakyclown

    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.
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    • 55 min
    Presenting: The Jordan Harbinger Show featuring Jack Barsky former KGB Spy

    Presenting: The Jordan Harbinger Show featuring Jack Barsky former KGB Spy

    This week, while we are busy making a new episode of Darknet Diaries, so we are going to play for you an episode from another podcast we think you'll really like. It's called the Jordan Harbinger show. In this episode he interviews Jack Barsky, a former KGB spy.

    We had Jordan on this podcast once, episode 56. https://darknetdiaries.com/episode/56/

    Subscribe to the Jordan Harbinger show, wherever you listen to podcasts or at https://www.jordanharbinger.com/podcasts/
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    • 30 min
    65: PSYOP

    65: PSYOP

    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
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    Sources

    https://www.democracynow.org/2006/3/24/the_psyops_war_a_look_at

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lincoln_Group

    https://www.goarmy.com/careers-and-jobs/special-operations/psyop/psyop-mission.html#

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Wandering_Soul_(Vietnam_War)

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torches_of_Freedom

    http://cgsc.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p16040coll3/id/182

    https://archive.org/details/PropagandaAudiobook/Propaganda+Chapter+01.mp3

    https://www.newsweek.com/us-military-gets-mysterious-and-false-text-message-evacuate-korean-peninsula-669875

    https://www.cbinsights.com/research/future-of-information-warfare/

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Defense_Authorization_Act_for_Fiscal_Year_2013#Smith%E2%80%93Mundt_Modernization_Act_of_2012

    Videos

    Vietnam War Ghost Audio Tape used in PSYOPS ‘Wandering Soul’

    Jon Nichols Part 0 - Unallocated Spaces Talk on Russian Propaganda

    Cyber-Influence: Cyberwar and Psychological Operations

    WWII Psych Ops

    MISO Marines broadcast important information to Afghans

    The War You Don’t See

    Edward L. Bernays interview, 1986-10-23

    As it fights two wars, the Pentagon is steadily and dramatically increasing money spent on propaganda


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    • 1 hr 13 min
    64: The Athens Shadow Games

    64: The Athens Shadow Games

    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 supported by PlexTrac. PlexTrac is the purple teaming platform and is designed to streamline reporting, tracking and attestation so you can focus on getting the real cybersecurity work done. Whether you're creating pen test reports on the red team, or tracking and remediating on the blue team, PlexTrac can help.
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    • 1 hr 17 min
    63: w0rmer

    63: w0rmer

    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 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.
    SourcesArchived Tweets
    Feb 7, 2012 Twitter user @Anonw0rmer posts “@MissAnonFatale I managed to pwn1 a site , get my papers , find my required primary IDS , yeah baby, i deservers em :)”
    Feb 8, 2012 1:17 AM, Twitter user @Anonw0rmer posted, “ROFL! WaS that us? https://www.wvgazettemail.com/news/legal_affairs/hackers-group-posts-police-chiefs-information-online/article_77f79fd5-f76f-5825-ae19-43a398361fdf.html o yeah oops #OpPigRoast #CabinCr3w”
    Feb 9, 2012 12:35 AM, Twitter user @Anonw0rmer posted, “DB Leak http://dps.alabama.gov https://pastehtml.com/view/bnik8yo1q.html”. The bottom of this post originally showed this NSFW image.
    Feb 9, 2012 at 8:42 PM, Twitter user @Anonw0rmer posted, “Mobile Alabama Police Criminal Record Database Logins Failing To Protect And Serve I Via @ItsKahuna I http://pastehtml.com/view/bnmjxxgfp.html #OpPiggyBank.”
    Feb 9, 2012 at 8:39 PM, Twitter user @CabinCr3w posted, “Texas Dept. of safety Hacked By @AnonWOrmer for #OpPiggyBank http://bit.ly/x1KH5Y #CabinCr3w #Anonymous” Bottom of pastebin also shows a woman holding a sign saying “We Are ALL Anonymous We NEVER Forgive. We NEVER Forget. 3 @Anonw0rmer”
    Feb 10, 2012 at 9:07 PM, Twitter user @Anonw0rmer posted, “My baby SETS standards ! wAt U got? https://i.imgur.com/FbH2K.jpg https://i.imgur.com/zsPvm.jpg https://i.imgur.com/S2S2C.jpg https://i.imgur.com/TVqdN.jpg #CabinCr3w”.
    Links

    Criminal Complaint - United States Western District Court of Texas

    https://gizmodo.com/these-breasts-nailed-a-hacker-for-the-fbi-5901430

    https://www.tomsguide.com/us/Anonymous-CabinCr3w-w0rmer-Ochoa-Australia,news-14803.html


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    • 58 min
    62: Cam

    62: Cam

    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 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

    BBC: The teenage hackers who’ve been given a second chance

    https://www.bbc.com/news/av/technology-40655656/uk-s-first-boot-camp-hopes-to-reform-teenage-hackers

    https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/

    https://www.csa.limited/

    https://www.tripwire.com/state-of-security/latest-security-news/teenager-who-ddosed-governments-seaworld-receives-no-jail-time/

    https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/section/education-skills/11-19-year-olds


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    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
458 Ratings

458 Ratings

Daniel Vit ,

Well researched stories of the shady and interesting sides of digital life, high production values.

This is a top quality podcast.
Like This American Life or your favourite true crime podcast, but for the digital word. That’s very much a compliment.

Keep up the good work. I’ll be googling for a Patreon / donation.

JesseMeyerB ,

Can't put it down

The host, Jack Rhysider asks all the right questions towards his guests to propel the story in the most immersive and interesting way possible. Darknet Diaries is, in my honest opinion, the best podcast. I picked it up a few days ago and have already watched so many episodes. Keep it up Jack

PeterofNewtown ,

Love the stories

Look forward to every episode. Great stories told well

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