113 episodes

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 • 4.8K Ratings

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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.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    Money Maker

    Money Maker

    Frank Bourassa had an idea. He was going to make money. Literally. Listen to the story of a master counterfeiter.

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Cyber Presents: How To Not Get Scammed In The Crypto Market

    Cyber Presents: How To Not Get Scammed In The Crypto Market

    There is no episode of Darknet Diaries this week. Instead we are going to play an episode from the podcast Cyber, by Vice Motherboard. See you with a new episode next week.

    Hacking. Hackers. Disinformation campaigns. Encryption. The Cyber. This stuff gets complicated really fast, but Motherboard spends its time embedded in the infosec world so you don't have to. Host Matthew Gault talks every week to Motherboard reporters Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai and Joseph Cox about the stories they're breaking and to the industry's most famous hackers and researchers about the biggest news in cybersecurity. 

    This episode:

    How To Not Get Scammed In The Crypto Market
    A strange press release went out on September 13th. Retail giant Walmart, it seemed, would soon be accepting crypto currency. “The eCommerce giant intends to give its millions of shoppers across the world an opportunity to seamlessly make payments with cryptocurrencies,” the press release said. The press release was b******t. The world of cryptocurrency is rife with scams. Pump and dumps, fake coins, massive hacks. Members of a professional eSports influencer house have been accused of running a crypto-based charity scam, a hacker recently made off with $600 million in Bitcoin, the SEC is investigating a crypto backed fraud case that’s alleged to have screwed investors out of billions. The list goes on and on. What is it about these digital currencies that makes them so vulnerable to getting ripped off and how do you keep yourself safe? Here to help us navigate the murky waters of Crypto currency and its many scams is Motherboard Senior Editor Jordan Pearson. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Subscribe to the Cyber podcast and learn more at https://www.acast.com/cyber.

    • 25 min
    Lotería

    Lotería

    In 2014 the Puerto Rico Lottery was mysteriously losing money. Listen to this never before told story about what happened and who did it.

    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 DARKNET.

    Support for this show comes from Linode. Linode supplies you with virtual servers. Visit linode.com/darknet and get a special offer.

    Sources
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puerto_Rico_Lottery
    https://www.justice.gov/usao-pr/pr/10-individuals-indicted-drug-trafficking-and-money-laundering
    https://www.dea.gov/press-releases/2014/07/22/caribbean-corridor-strike-force-arrests-10-individuals-indicted-drug
    https://casetext.com/case/united-states-v-delfin-robles-alvarez-7

    • 1 hr 12 min
    NSO

    NSO

    The NSO Group creates a spyware called Pegasus which gives someone access to the data on a mobile phone. They sell this spyware to government agencies around the world. How is it used and what kind of company is the NSO Group?

    Thanks to John Scott-Railton and Citizen Lab for investigating this and sharing their research.

    Sponsors
    Support for this show comes from Detectify. Try their web vulnerability scanner free. Go to https://detectify.com/?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=DARKNET

    Support for this show comes from Ping Identity, champions of identity for the global enterprise. Give your users a loveable login solution. Visit www.pingidentity.com/.

    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.

    View all active sponsors.

    Sources

    https://citizenlab.ca/2016/08/million-dollar-dissident-iphone-zero-day-nso-group-uae/
    https://www.lookout.com/trident-pegasus-enterprise-discovery
    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/interview-with-ceo-of-nso-group-israeli-spyware-maker-on-fighting-terror-khashoggi-murder-and-saudi-arabia-60-minutes/
    https://citizenlab.ca/2018/10/the-nso-connection-to-jamal-khashoggi/
    https://www.vice.com/en/article/8899nz/nso-group-pitched-phone-hacking-tech-american-police
    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-cyber-nso-exclusive-idUSKBN1ZT38B
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magic_Lantern_%28software%29
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1lVL2m_tp0
    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/29/technology/whatsapp-nso-lawsuit.html
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6e_ctKqSqM
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NhwGV1xHt8Y
    https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2021/07/the-pegasus-project/
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jul/18/revealed-leak-uncovers-global-abuse-of-cyber-surveillance-weapon-nso-group-pegasus
    https://www.nsogroup.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/ReportBooklet.pdf

    • 1 hr 12 min
    The Spy

    The Spy

    Igor works as a private investigator in NYC. He’s often sitting in cars keeping a distant eye on someone with binoculars. Or following someone through the busy streets of New York. In this episode we hear about a time when Igor was on a case but sensed that something wasn’t right.

    Sponsors
    Support for this show comes from Exabeam. Exabeam lets security teams see what traditional tools can’t, with automated threat detection and triage, complete visibility across the entire IT environment and advanced behavioral analytics that distinguishes real threats from perceived ones, so security teams stay ahead and businesses keep moving — without fear of the unknown. When the security odds are stacked against you, outsmart them from the start with Exabeam. Learn more at https://exabeam.com/DD.

    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.

    View all active sponsors.

    Sources
    Article: The Case of the Bumbling Spy
    Podcast: The Catch and Kill Podcast with Ronan Farrow

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Zero-Day Brokers

    Zero-Day Brokers

    Zero day brokers are people who make or sell malware that's sold to people who will use that malware to exploit people. It's a strange and mysterious world that not many people know a lot about. Nicole Perlroth, who is a cybersecurity reporter for the NY Times, dove in head first which resulted in her writing a whole book on it.

    Affiliate link for book: This is How They Tell Me The World Ends
    Audiobook deal: Try Audible Premium Plus and Get Up to Two Free Audiobooks

    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 DARKNET.

    Support for this show comes from Privacy.com. Privacy allows you to create anonymous debit cards instantly to use for online shopping. Visit privacy.com/darknet to get a special offer.

    View all active sponsors.

    Sources

    Nicole's Book: This is How They Tell Me the World Ends
    https://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/31/technology/chinese-hackers-infiltrate-new-york-times-computers.html

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
4.8K Ratings

4.8K Ratings

ejduffman ,

This show helps fill a Reply All sized hole

This touches on a lot of the tech issues that the reply all crew did before This American Life took them over.

MioRosa ,

Excellent! One of my favorites

As a Digital Forensic Science graduate student, I absolutely love everything about this podcast! I especially love the social engineering episodes! Jack, you are an excellent host, keep up the great work! 💙

Ejsj86554 ,

what a genius

I absolutely loved the episode "Loteria". The guest was a riot and so entertaining all around. You do a great job hosting and this is my all time favorite podcast. Please keep doing what you do. 😁

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