142 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.

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    • 4.9 • 6.3K 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

    Welcome to Video

    Welcome to Video

    Andy Greenberg (https://twitter.com/a_greenberg) brings us a gut wrenching story of how criminal investigators used bitcoin tracing techniques to try to find out who was at the center of a child sexual abuse darkweb website.

    This story is part of Andy’s new book “Tracers in the Dark: The Global Hunt for the Crime Lords of Cryptocurrency”. An affiliate link to the book on Amazon is here: https://amzn.to/3VkjSh7.



    Sponsors
    Support for this show comes from Varonis. Do you wonder what your company’s ransomware blast radius is? Varonis does a free cyber resilience assessment that tells you how many important files a compromised user could steal, whether anything would beep if they did, and a whole lot more. They actually do all the work – show you where your data is too open, if anyone is using it, and what you can lock down before attackers get inside. They also can detect behavior that looks like ransomware and stop it automatically. To learn more visit www.varonis.com/darknet.

    Support for this show comes from Axonius. The Axonius solution correlates asset data from your existing IT and security solutions to provide an always up-to-date inventory of all devices, users, cloud instances, and SaaS apps, so you can easily identify coverage gaps and automate response actions. Axonius gives IT and security teams the confidence to control complexity by mitigating threats, navigating risk, decreasing incidents, and informing business-level strategy — all while eliminating manual, repetitive tasks. Visit axonius.com/darknet to learn more and try it free.
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    • 1 hr 10 min
    Jason's Pen Test

    Jason's Pen Test

    Join us as we sit down with Jason Haddix (https://twitter.com/Jhaddix), a renowned penetration tester who has made a name for himself by uncovering vulnerabilities in some of the world’s biggest companies. In this episode, Jason shares his funny and enlightening stories about breaking into buildings and computers, and talks about the time he discovered a major security flaw in a popular mobile banking app.

    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 Arctic Wolf. Arctic Wolf is the industry leader in security operations solutions, delivering 24x7 monitoring, assessment, and response through our patented Concierge Security model. They work with your existing tools and become an extension of your existing IT team. Visit arcticwolf.com/darknet to learn more.
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    • 45 min
    Gollumfun (Part 2)

    Gollumfun (Part 2)

    Brett Johnson, AKA Gollumfun (twitter.com/GOllumfun) was involved with the websites Counterfeit Library and Shadow Crew. He tells his story of what happened there and some of the crimes he committed.

    In part 2, his past catches up to him.

    Listen to more of Brett on his own show. https://www.thebrettjohnsonshow.com/.

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    • 1 hr 20 min
    Gollumfun Part 1

    Gollumfun Part 1

    Brett Johnson, AKA Gollumfun (twitter.com/GOllumfun) was involved with the websites Counterfeit Library and Shadow Crew. He tells his story of what happened there and some of the crimes he committed.

    Sponsors
    Support for this show comes from Axonius. The Axonius solution correlates asset data from your existing IT and security solutions to provide an always up-to-date inventory of all devices, users, cloud instances, and SaaS apps, so you can easily identify coverage gaps and automate response actions. Axonius gives IT and security teams the confidence to control complexity by mitigating threats, navigating risk, decreasing incidents, and informing business-level strategy — all while eliminating manual, repetitive tasks. Visit axonius.com/darknet to learn more and try it free.

    Support for this show comes from Linode. Linode supplies you with virtual servers. Visit linode.com/darknet and get a special offer.
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Maddie

    Maddie

    Maddie Stone is a security researcher for Google’s Project Zero. In this episode we hear what it’s like battling zero day vulnerabilities.

    Sponsors
    Support for this show comes from Zscalar. Zscalar zero trust exchange will scrutinize the traffic and permit or deny traffic based on a set of rules. This is so much more secure than letting data flow freely internally. And it really does mitigate ransomware outbreaks. The Zscaler Zero Trust Exchange gives YOU confidence in your security to feel empowered to focus on other parts of your business, like digital transformation, growth, and innovation. Check out the product at zscaler.com.

    Support for this show comes from 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.sophos.com/en-us/medialibrary/pdfs/technical%20papers/yu-vb2013.pdf
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0Tqi7fuOSU
    https://www.vice.com/en/article/4x3n9b/sometimes-a-typo-means-you-need-to-blow-up-your-spacecraft
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    • 56 min
    REvil

    REvil

    REvil is the name of a ransomware service as well as a group of criminals inflicting ransomware onto the world. Hear how this ransomware shook the world.

    A special thanks to our guest Will, a CTI researcher with Equinix.

    Sponsors
    Support for this show comes from Zscalar. Zscalar zero trust exchange will scrutinize the traffic and permit or deny traffic based on a set of rules. This is so much more secure than letting data flow freely internally. And it really does mitigate ransomware outbreaks. The Zscaler Zero Trust Exchange gives YOU confidence in your security to feel empowered to focus on other parts of your business, like digital transformation, growth, and innovation. Check out the product at zscaler.com.

    Support for this show comes from Arctic Wolf. Arctic Wolf is the industry leader in security operations solutions, delivering 24x7 monitoring, assessment, and response through our patented Concierge Security model. They work with your existing tools and become an extension of your existing IT team. Visit arcticwolf.com/darknet to learn more.
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    • 1 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
6.3K Ratings

6.3K Ratings

@moonlittea ,

Very interesting

I don’t know anything about spying governments, IT, hacking, social engineering, scamming, nothing. So idk why I though this podcast would be interesting when I first started listening maybe a year ago. But I don’t think I’ve ever skipped an episode. For some reason, I find these stories very captivating.

dubiza ,

Jack is an ace storyteller

This is, hands down, my favorite podcast. Some episodes sometimes feel like they are the same thing, just a different person, but for the most part, all are fascinating to listen to.

MeghanB007 ,

Where have the podcasts gone?

It’s almost February and we haven’t had a new post cast since December. This leaves me disappointed. I’m glad I do not pay a subscription or I’d be asking for my money back for the month of January. I have reached out multiple ways and received no response. I would think something had happened to Jack but he’s made other posts. So he’s alive and well. Just no podcasts for an entire month.

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