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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 • 3.4K 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.

    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.
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    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.
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    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
    WannaCry

    WannaCry

    It is recommend to listen to episodes 53 “Shadow Brokers”, 71 “FDFF”, and 72 “Bangladesh Bank Heist” before listening to this one.

    In May 2017 the world fell victim to a major ransomware attack known as WannaCry. One of the victims was UK’s national health service. Security researchers scrambled to try to figure out how to stop it and who was behind it.
    Thank you to John Hultquist from FireEye and thank you to Matt Suiche founder of Comae.
    Sponsors
    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.
    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.

    • 46 min
    Bangladesh Bank Heist

    Bangladesh Bank Heist

    A bank robbery with the objective to steal 1 billion dollars. This is the story of the largest bank robbery in history. And it was all done over a computer.
    Our guest this episode was Geoff White. Learn more about him at geoffwhite.tech.
    Check out Geoff’s new book Crime Dot Com. Affiliate link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1789142857/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=1789142857&linkCode=as2&tag=darknet04-20&linkId=bb5a6aa7ba980183e0ce7cee1939ea05

    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 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.

    • 38 min
    FDFF

    FDFF

    In this episode, we’re going into the depths of North Korea to conduct one of the greatest hacks of all time. To find a way to inject information into a country run by totalitarian regime.
    A big thanks to Yeonmi Park for sharing her story with us. Also thanks to Alex Gladstein for telling us the inside story.
    You can find more about Flash Drive For Freedom at flashdrivesforfreedom.org.

    Yeonmi’s book "In Order to Live": https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/014310974X/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=014310974X&linkCode=as2&tag=darknet04-20&linkId=88ebdc087c6ce041105c479b1bb6c3d2

    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 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 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
3.4K Ratings

3.4K Ratings

Kathrynk12 ,

Awesome and binge worthy

I started listening to this a couple weeks ago and I have managed to catch up on all the episodes. He has such fascinating guests and stories to tell. I’m hooked and way more paranoid about my security as a result. Highly recommend.

wesr23 ,

Politics...

Great stories, keep your politics out of them.

MagicSeaPickle ,

Episode 75, compromised Coms.

Jack love the podcast! 5 stars for sure. This review tho contains a slight bit of criticism. And not solely at you, the CIA targeter who was the initial “Whistle Blower”. Was largely ignored and not listened to regarding his report.

The two intelligence reporters, as well as you have numerous excuses as to why he wasn’t listened to. He’s just one guy, huge bureaucracy, maybe a troubled spot in his career etc. and why would the entire agency stop because of this one guy??

I must point out, that these reporters and the companies they work for covered for nearly a year an IMPEACHMENT started by a supposed “Whistle blower”, who was one guy, and was a single guy that has yet to have ever been questioned by anyone!! In your podcast the CIA whistle blower was named, the one who began an impeachment has never been.
It’s just really insulting to hear these reporters (not you) give so many excuses as to why it wasn’t followed up on when doing so could have saved many lives, yet in the ridiculous case of the impeachment it was followed all the way until a final vote in the senate, all for political power sought by those who didn’t win an election. What’s more important to those in DC, and ppl who report on them, the Lives of our bravest, or Political Power?
Answer seems clear.

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