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Darknet Diaries

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.

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.

 

#101

100: 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. For a full list of sources used in this episode and complete transcripts visit https://darknetdiaries.com. ... Read more

31 Aug 2021

1 HR 12 MINS

1:12:25

31 Aug 2021


#100

99: 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 ... Read more

17 Aug 2021

1 HR 13 MINS

1:13:32

17 Aug 2021


#99

98: 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 (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1635576059/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=1635576059&linkCode=as2&tag=tunn01-20&linkId=0aa8c966d98b49a7927bfc29aac76bbe) Audiobook deal: Try Audible Premium Plus and Get Up to Two Free Audiobooks (https://www.amazon.com/Audible-Free-Trial-Digital-Membership/dp/B00NB86OYE/?ref_=assoc_tag_ph_1485906643682&_encoding=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=pf4&tag=tunn01-20&linkId=31042b955d5e6d639488dc084711d033) 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 ... Read more

03 Aug 2021

52 MINS

52:13

03 Aug 2021


#98

97: The Pizza Problem

What if someone wanted to own your Instagram account? Not just control it, but make it totally theirs. This episode tells the story of how someone tried to steal an Instagram account from someone. 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. View all active sponsors. Sources Vid: The $5 Million Phone Hack 📱True Life Crime ... Read more

20 Jul 2021

47 MINS

47:19

20 Jul 2021


#97

96: The Police Station Incident

Nicole Beckwith wears a lot of hats. She’s a programmer, incident responder, but also a cop and a task force officer with the Secret Service. In this episode she tells a story which involves all of these roles. https://twitter.com/NicoleBeckwith 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 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. View all active sponsors. Sources https://www.secjuice.com/unusual-journeys-nicole-beckwith/ Talk from Nicole: Mind Hacks – Psychological profiling, and mental health in OSINT investigations Talk from Nicole: Who’s guarding the gateway? ... Read more

06 Jul 2021

55 MINS

55:26

06 Jul 2021


#96

95: Jon & Brian's Big Adventure

Jon and Brian are penetration testers who both worked at a place called RedTeam Security. They’re paid to break into buildings and hack into networks to test the security of those buildings. In this episode they bring us a story of how they prepare and execute a mission like this. But even with all the preparation, something still goes terribly wrong. 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 Ping Identity, champions of identity for the global enterprise. Give your users a loveable login solution. Visit www.pingidentity.com/. View all active sponsors. Sources Video: Jon and Brian on ABC Nightline Video: RedTeam Security breaks into a power station https://www.redteamsecure.com/ ... Read more

22 Jun 2021

1 HR 17 MINS

1:17:11

22 Jun 2021


#95

Introducing: World's Greatest Con

This is normally my week off, but I wanted to share something with you, another podcast I think is awesome! It's called World's Greatest Con (https://worldsgreatestcon.fireside.fm/). It's a new podcast hosted by Brian Brushwood (https://twitter.com/shwood/). It tells the story of what might be the greatest con of all time. I think you might like it so check it out, and if you want to hear the other episodes, go subscribe to to that podcast. ... Read more

15 Jun 2021

38 MINS

38:14

15 Jun 2021


#94

94: Mariposa

Chris Davis has been stopping IT security threats for decades. He’s currently running the company Hyas that he started. In this episode he tells a few tales of some threats that he helped stop. 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. Learn more by visiting 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 https://www.zdnet.com/article/hacker-curador-pleads-guilty-to-credit-card-theft/ https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/hackers/ https://archive.org/details/frontline_202009/Frontline-+Hackers/VIDEO_TS/VTS_01_1.VOB https://defintel.com/docs/Mariposa_Analysis.pdf https://krebsonsecurity.com/2020/03/french-firms-rocked-by-kasbah-hacker/ ... Read more

08 Jun 2021

47 MINS

47:08

08 Jun 2021


#93

93: Kik

Kik is a wildly popular chat app. Their website says that 1 in 3 American teenagers use Kik. But something dark is brewing on Kik. ... Read more

25 May 2021

1 HR 34 MINS

1:34:58

25 May 2021


#92

92: The Pirate Bay

The Pirate Bay is a website, a search engine, which has an index of torrent files. A lot of copyrighted material is listed on the site, but the site doesn’t store any of the copyrighted material. It just points the user to where you can download it from. So for a while The Pirate Bay has been the largest places you can find pirated movies, music, games, and apps. But this site first came up 2003. And is still up and operation now, 18 years later! You would think someone would shut this place down by now. How does the biggest source for copyrighted material stay up and online for that long? Listen to this episode to find out. 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. View all active sponsors. ... Read more

11 May 2021

1 HR 46 MINS

1:46:56

11 May 2021


#91

91: webjedi

What happens when an unauthorized intruder gets into the network of a major bank? Amélie Koran aka webjedi was there for one of these intrusions and tells us the story of what happened. You can find more talks from Amélie at her website webjedi.net. 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. This podcast is sponsored by Navisite. Accelerate IT transformation to respond to new demands, lower costs and prepare for whatever comes next. Visit Navisite.com/go. View all active sponsors. Sources https://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,435681,00.html https://w2.darkreading.com/risk-management/world-bank-(allegedly)-hacked/d/d-id/1072857 https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/05/18/missionary-pilot-death-coronavirus/ https://webjedi.net/ CLAIM=8f61b1a2cab60fab354cc5b111ea154705b363d3=CLAIM ... Read more

27 Apr 2021

59 MINS

59:52

27 Apr 2021


#90

90: Jenny

Meet Jenny Radcliffe, the People Hacker. She’s a social engineer and physical penetration tester. Which means she gets paid to break into buildings and test their security. In this episode she tells us a few stories of some penetration testing jobs she’s done. Sponsors 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. This podcast is sponsored by Navisite. Accelerate IT transformation to respond to new demands, lower costs and prepare for whatever comes next. Visit Navisite.com/go. View all active sponsors. Sources humanfactorsecurity.co.uk ... Read more

13 Apr 2021

1 HR 12 MINS

1:12:17

13 Apr 2021


#89

89: Cybereason - Molerats in the Cloud

The threat research team at Cybereason uncovered an interesting piece of malware. Studied it and tracked it. Which lead them to believe they were dealing with a threat actor known as Molerats.  Sponsors This episode is sponsored by Cybereason. Cybereason reverses the attacker’s advantage and puts the power back in your hands. Their future-ready attack platform gives defenders the wisdom to uncover, understand, and piece together multiple threats. And the precision focus to end cyberattacks instantly – on computers, mobile devices, servers, and the cloud. They do all this through a variety of tools they’ve developed such as antivirus software, endpoint monitoring, and mobile threat detection tools. They can give you the power to do it yourself, or they can do all the monitoring and respond to threats in your environment for you. Or you can call them after an incident to get help cleaning up. If you want to monitor your network for threats, check out what Cybereason can do for you. Cybereason. End cyber attacks. From endpoints to everywhere. Learn more at Cybereason.com/darknet. View all active sponsors. Sources https://www.cybereason.com/hubfs/dam/collateral/reports/Molerats-in-the-Cloud-New-Malware-Arsenal-Abuses-Cloud-Platforms-in-Middle-East-Espionage-Campaign.pdf https://malpedia.caad.fkie.fraunhofer.de/actor/molerats https://www.fireeye.com/blog/threat-research/2013/08/operation-molerats-middle-east-cyber-attacks-using-poison-ivy.html ... Read more

06 Apr 2021

59 MINS

59:35

06 Apr 2021


#88

88: Victor

Victor looks for vulnerabilities on the web and reports them responsibly. This is the story about discloser number 5780. Listen to episodes 86, and 87 before this one to be caught up on the story leading up to this. Sponsors This podcast is sponsored by Navisite. Accelerate IT transformation to respond to new demands, lower costs and prepare for whatever comes next. Visit Navisite.com/go. This podcast is sponsored by the JSCM Group. They have a service called ClosedPort: Scan, and it’s is a monthly Penetration Test performed by Cyber Security Experts. Contact JSCM Group today at jscmgroup.com/darknet. 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. ... Read more

30 Mar 2021

45 MINS

45:34

30 Mar 2021


#87

87: Guild of the Grumpy Old Hackers

In 2016 the LinkedIn breach data became available to the public. What the Guild of the Grumpy Old Hackers did with it then is quite the story. Listen to Victor, Edwin, and Mattijs tell their story. Sponsors 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. 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. ... Read more

16 Mar 2021

50 MINS

50:53

16 Mar 2021


#86

86: The LinkedIn Incident

In 2012, LinkedIn was the target of a data breach. A hacker got in and stole millions of user details. Username and password hashes were then sold to people willing to buy. This episode goes over the story of what happened. For a good password manager, check out LastPass. Sponsors Support for this episode comes from Quadrant Information Security. If you need a team of around the clock analysts to monitor for threat in your network using a custom SIEM, check out what Quadrant can do for you by visiting www.quadrantsec.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. Support for this show comes from Linode. Linode supplies you with virtual servers. Visit linode.com/darknet and get a special offer. ... Read more

02 Mar 2021

54 MINS

54:49

02 Mar 2021


#85

85: Cam the Carder

This is the story of Cam Harrison, aka “kilobit” and his rise and fall as a prominent carder. 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 episode comes from Oracle for Startups. Oracle for Startups delivers enterprise cloud at a startup price tag, with free cloud credits and 70% off industry-leading cloud services to help you reel in the big fish—confidently. To learn more, visit Oracle.com/goto/darknet. View all active sponsors. Sources https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/member-organized-cybercrime-ring-responsible-50-million-online-identity-theft-sentenced-115 https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2014/11/14/carder-su-fraudster-jailed-for-9-years-and-ordered-to-pay-50-8m/ https://www.justice.gov/usao-nv/operation-open-market ... Read more

16 Feb 2021

1 HR 19 MINS

1:19:34

16 Feb 2021


#84

84: Jet-setters

How bad is it if you post your boarding pass on Instagram? Our guest, “Alex” decides to figure this out for themself and has quite a story about what happened. You can read more from “Alex” on their blog https://mango.pdf.zone. We also hear from TProphet who’s here to give us some travel hacks to save tons on airfare when we start traveling again. You can learn more about TProphet’s travel hacks at https://seat31b.com or https://award.cat. Sponsors 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. Support for this show comes from Tanium. With Tanium you can gain real-time security and operational data directly from your endpoints – along with the ability to take action on, and create reports from, that data – in just minutes, so that you and your teams can have the insight and capability necessary to accomplish the mission effectively. Learn more at https://federal.tanium.com. View all active sponsors. Sources https://mango.pdf.zone/finding-former-australian-prime-minister-tony-abbotts-passport-number-on-instagram https://seat31b.com https://award.cat ... Read more

02 Feb 2021

1 HR 14 MINS

1:14:20

02 Feb 2021


#83

83: NSA Cryptologists

In this episode we interview two NSA Cryptologists, Marcus J. Carey and Jeff Man. We hear their story of how they got into the NSA and what they did while there. To hear more stories from Jeff tune into Paul’s Security Weekly where Jeff is a regular co-host and shares a lot of stories and insights. Marcus has written several books on security. They are Tribe of Hackers, Tribe of Hackers Blue Team, Tribe of Hackers Red Team, Tribe of Hackers Security Leaders, Think in Code, and a childrens book called Three Little Hackers. Also check out the Tribe of Hackers podcast to hear interviews with all these amazing people! 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 Linode. Linode supplies you with virtual servers. Visit linode.com/darknet and get a special offer. View all active sponsors. ... Read more

19 Jan 2021

1 HR 24 MINS

1:24:56

19 Jan 2021


#82

82: Master of Pwn

The Zero Day Initiative runs a hacker contest called Pwn2Own. The contest calls the best hackers in the world to demonstrate they can hack into software that should be secure. Like browsers, phones, and even cars. A lot of vulnerabilities are discovered from this event which means vendors must fix them. Whoever can demonstrate the most vulnerabilities will be crowned the “Master of Pwn”. Thanks to Dustin Childs and Brian Gorenc from ZDI to hear all about Pwn2Own. Thanks to Radek and Pedro for sharing their experiences of becoming the Masters of Pwn. Sponsors 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. Support for this show comes from Kars 4 Kids. Donate your car today, this organization will sell to use for their charity. View all active sponsors. Sources https://www.forbes.com/profile/lee-junghoon/?sh=49ee055fc9c7 https://www.cyberscoop.com/pwn2own-chinese-researchers-360-technologies-trend-micro/ https://twitter.com/BrendanEich/status/697889208380293120 https://www.techtimes.com/articles/247111/20200130/google-bug-bounty-2019-became-the-highest-paid-google-hackers-reaching-6-5-million.htm ... Read more

05 Jan 2021

1 HR 07 MINS

1:07:24

05 Jan 2021


#81

81: The Vendor

This is the story of a darknet marketplace vendor we’ll name V. V tells his story of how he first became a buyer, then transitioned into seller. This episode talks about drugs. Listener discretion is advised. If you want to contact V his email is at https://darknetdiaries.com/episode/81. 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 Linode. Linode supplies you with virtual servers. Visit linode.com/darknet and get a special offer. ... Read more

22 Dec 2020

1 HR 20 MINS

1:20:59

22 Dec 2020