Darknet Diaries

Darknet Diaries

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True stories from the dark side of the Internet
28: Unit 8200
Dec 15 • 50 min
Israel has their own version of the NSA called Unit 8200. I was curious what this unit does and tried to take a peek inside. Hear what I found by listening along to this episode.This episode was sponsored by Nord VPN. Visit https://nordvpn.com/darknet and…
27: Chartbreakers
Dec 1 • 49 min
Something is wrong with the Apple Podcasts top charts. As a podcaster, this personally annoyed and intrigued me. I investigate how this is happening and who is behind it.For show notes visit https://darknetdiaries.com/episode/27.This episode was sponsored…
26: IRS
Nov 15 • 37 min
The IRS processes $3 trillion dollars a year. A lot of criminals want to get a piece of that. In 2015 the IRS had a large data breach. Hundreds of thousands of tax records were leaked. What happened and who was behind this? Listen to this episode to find…
25: Alberto
Nov 1 • 44 min
Alberto Hill was sent to prison for a long time for hacking. For a crime he said he did not commit. Listen to his story and you be the judge on whether he’s guilty or not.
24: Operation Bayonet
Oct 15 • 41 min
Darknet markets are online black markets. They are highly illegal, and dangerous to run. Hear exactly how dangerous it was for Alphabay and Hansa dark markets.
23: Vladimir Levin
Oct 1 • 30 min
When banks started coming online, they almost immediately started being targeted by hackers. Vladimir Levin was one of the first ever known hacker to try to rob a bank. He succeeded a little, and failed a lot. Vladimir would go down in the history books…
22: Mini-Stories: Vol 1
Sep 15 • 41 min
Three stories in one! In this episode we hear about a penetration test from Mubix that he’ll never forget, a incident response from Robert M. Lee which completely stunned him, and a social engineering mission from Snow.Podcast recommendation: Moonshot.
21: Black Duck Eggs
Sep 1 • 28 min
Ira Winkler’s specialty is assembling elite teams of special forces and intelligence officers to go after companies. Ira shares a story about a time he and his team broke into a global 5 company. A company so large that theft of intellictual property…
20: mobman
Aug 15 • 45 min
Chances are, if you were downloading shady programs in the early 2000’s, you were infected with malware he wrote called SubSeven. Hacking changed mobman’s life. Hear how it happened by listening to this episode.Image for this episode created by…
19: Aurora
Aug 1 • 30 min
In 2009, around Christmas time, something terrible was lurking in the network at Google. Google is the most popular website on the Internet. It’s so popular many people just think Google is the Internet. Google hires many of the most talented minds and…
18: Jackpot
Jul 1 • 23 min
A man addicted to gambling finds a bug in a video poker machine that lets him win excessive amounts of money.
17: Finn
Jun 3 • 47 min
A 14-year-old kid who finds himself bored in class decides to hack someone’s twitter account and ends up with more than he bargained for.
16: Eijah
May 1 • 37 min
In 2007, a hacker named Eijah got fed up with the way DRM prevented him from being able to play the content he paid for. He decided to fight back against the AACS and find a way to circumvent the DRM. By the time Eijah was done, his life wasn’t the same.
15: Ill Tills
Apr 1 • 35 min
A major retailer was hacked. Their point of sales machines were riddled with malware. Listen to hear how digital forensics and incident responders handled the situation. What malware was found? Where was it found? How was it stopped? And most importantly,…
14: #OpJustina
Mar 1 • 26 min
In 2013 a hospital was accused of conducting a medical kidnapping against a young girl name Justina. This enraged many people across the country, including members of anonymous. A DDOS attack was waged against the hospital.
13: Carna Botnet
Feb 15 • 35 min
In 2012 the Carna Bot was built and unleashed on the world. But it didn’t have any intentions on doing anything malicious. It was built just to help us all understand the Internet better. This botnet used the oldest security vulnerable in the book. And…
12: Crypto Wars
Feb 1 • 30 min
In the 1990’s the Internet started to take shape. But the US goverment had strict laws regulating what type of cryptography is allowed to be used online. A few brave people stood up to the government in the name of civil rights and won the right to use…
11: Strictly Confidential
Jan 15 • 21 min
What happens when an innovative tech company, that’s trying to develop the next big thing, detects a hacker in their network? We hear the story from a digital forensics investigator which has a surprising result.
10: Misadventures of a Nation State Actor
Jan 1 • 35 min
In today’s world of intelligence gathering, governments hack other governments. This episode takes you on a ride with a nation state actor to see exactly how it’s done.
9: The Rise and Fall of Mt. Gox
Dec 15, 2017 • 30 min
Mt. Gox was the largest bitcoin exchange in the world. It suddenly went offline. What happened?
8: Manfred (Part 2)
Dec 1, 2017 • 30 min
Manfred found a way to turn his passion for video games and reverse engineering into a full time business. He exploited video games and sold virtual goods and currency for real money. This was his full time job. Listen to this episode to hear exactly how…
7: Manfred (Part 1)
Dec 1, 2017 • 25 min
Manfred has had the most epic story of all online video game stories. For the last 20 years, he’s been hacking online games.
6: The Beirut Bank Job
Nov 15, 2017 • 31 min
Jayson E. Street tells us a story about the time he broke into a bank in Beirut Lebanon.
5: #ASUSGATE
Nov 1, 2017 • 27 min
Security researcher Kyle Lovett bought a new Asus router in 2013. He found it was riddled with security vulnerabilties. He set out on a mission to resolve these vulnerabilities not only for his own router, but for thousands of others who were also…
4: Panic! at the TalkTalk Board Room
Oct 15, 2017 • 40 min
Mobile provider TalkTalk suffered a major breach in 2015. The CEO tried her best to keep angry customers calm and carry on. The UK government and Metropolitan Police investigate the breach. We get a rare glimpse of how the CEO handles the crisis.
3: DigiNotar, You are the Weakest Link, Good Bye!
Oct 1, 2017 • 27 min
The 2011 DigiNotar breach changed the way browsers do security. In this episode, we learn what role a CA plays, how browsers work with CAs, and what happens when a CA is breached.
2: The Peculiar Case of the VTech Hacker
Sep 15, 2017 • 25 min
VTech makes toy tablets, laptops, and watches for kids. In 2015, they were breached. The hacker downloaded gigs of children’s data. Discover what the hacker did once he took the data.
1: The Phreaky World of PBX Hacking
Sep 1, 2017 • 14 min
Farhan Arshad and Noor Aziz Uddin were captured 2 years after being placed on the FBI’s Cyber’s Most Wanted list for PBX hacking. In this episode, we explain PBX hacking and how hackers are racking up billions of dollars in phone bills. We also learn how…