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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.

Darknet Diaries Jack Rhysider

    • Technology
    • 4.9, 430 Ratings

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.

    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
    61: Samy

    61: Samy

    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


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    • 1 hr 3 min
    60: dawgyg

    60: dawgyg

    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


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    • 45 min
    59: The Courthouse

    59: The Courthouse

    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/


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    • 1 hr 23 min
    58: OxyMonster

    58: OxyMonster

    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.

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    • 1 hr 2 min
    57: MS08-067

    57: MS08-067

    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.
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    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
430 Ratings

430 Ratings

Lok-Rules-Thanos ,

The best technology podcast ever!!!

You are remarkably amazing Zack!

Mind rage ,

Love this podcast

Stumbled across this podcast a couple of months ago and omg. My fav pod cast to date. I really like the style it’s presented in, and I really enjoy the topics, the Xbox and hame hacking ones are my fav (hope to see more of this stuff)

My only concern is I am almost through the whole catalogue and fear nothing else will compare to this.

Great job.

Chris Westman ,

A window into the Darknet without all the scare tactics

Jack does a great job showing not only what’s possible but also explaining the methods in a way that anyone can follow. A refreshing change from boring highly technical or over the top dramatisation of hacking and the dark web.

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