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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

    • Technology
    • 4.9 • 86 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.

    Dark Basin

    Dark Basin

    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.

    • 58 min
    Nerdcore

    Nerdcore

    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.

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Olympic Destroyer

    Olympic Destroyer

    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.

    • 49 min
    Knaves Out

    Knaves Out

    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.

    • 1 hr 28 min
    Compromised Comms

    Compromised Comms

    From 2009 to 2013 the communication channels the CIA uses to contact assets in foreign countries was compromised. This had terrifying consequences.
    Guests this episodes are Jenna McLaughlin and Zach Dorfman.
    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.
    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.
    View all active sponsors.
    Sources

    https://finance.yahoo.com/news/cias-communications-suffered-catastrophic-compromise-started-iran-090018710.html

    Video: Fostering Bipartisanship in Intelligence Oversight CNAS2019

    https://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/nation-world/national/article28348576.html

    https://foreignpolicy.com/2018/08/15/botched-cia-communications-system-helped-blow-cover-chinese-agents-intelligence/

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/20/world/asia/china-cia-spies-espionage.html

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/17/world/asia/jerry-lee-cia-china-mole-hunt-suspect.html

    https://news.yahoo.com/cia-fix-communications-system-left-trail-dead-agents-remains-elusive-100046908.html

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/sports/1988/03/21/cuban-defector-impeaches-cia-spies/10cec17c-076b-4867-96c5-628b8435a852/

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

    Attribution
    Darknet Diaries is created by Jack Rhysider.
    Research assistance this episode from Yael Grauer.

    • 37 min
    Mikko

    Mikko

    Poker is a competitive game. Unlike other casino games, poker is player vs player. Criminal hackers have understood this for a while and sometimes hack the other players to get an edge. And that small edge can result in millions of dollars in winnings.
    This episode contains a story from Mikko Hypponen of F-Secure. We also interview Mikko to know more about him and the history of malware.
    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.
    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.
    Sources

    https://www.cardplayer.com/poker-news/18318-wsop-bracelet-winner-jailed-for-web-poker-cheating

    https://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/29/news-views-gossip/my-unbelievable-ept-barcelona-story-hotel-rooms-arts-barcelona-broken-into-plant-trojans-1369171/

    Mikko’s research on bypassing hotel room keys

    https://archive.f-secure.com/weblog/archives/00002647.html

    https://pokerfuse.com/news/live-and-online/more-stories-of-tampered-laptops-emerge-in-wake-of-ept-barcelona-scam-24-09/

    https://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/showpost.php?p=40050535&postcount=410

    https://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/showpost.php?p=40099537&postcount=794

    https://igaming.org/poker/news/danish-former-high-stakes-pro-reported-to-police-for-massive-fraud-1602/

    https://nyheder.tv2.dk/krimi/2019-12-02-dansk-pokerspiller-far-konfiskeret-26-millioner-kroner

    https://www.flushdraw.net/news/peter-jepsen-verdict-a-mixed-victory-for-poker-justice/

    https://www.bankrollmob.com/poker-news/2019123/danish-poker-pro-sentenced-jail-cheating-others-online-poker

    Video: Peter Jepsen talks about an attempted hack on him

    https://www.sijoitustieto.fi/comment/29593#comment-29593

    https://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/29/news-views-gossip/sad-conclusion-my-barcelona-incident-1397551/

    Video: Brain Searching for the first PC virus in Pakistan

    https://archive.org/details/malwaremuseum

    • 1 hr 11 min

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