Darknet Diaries

Explore the dark side of the Internet with host Jack Rhysider as he takes you on a journey through the chilling world of privacy hacks, data breaches, and cyber crime. The masterful criminal hackers who dwell on the dark side show us just how vulnera

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69: Human Hacker

We all know that computers and networks are vulnerable to hacking and malicious actors, but what about us, the humans who interface with these devices? Con games, scams, and strategic deception are far older than computers, and in the modern era, these techniques can make humans the weakest link in even the most secure system. This episode, security...

68: Triton

A mysterious mechanical failure one fateful night in a Saudi Arabian chemical plant leads a cast of operational technology researchers down a strange path towards an uncommon, but grave, threat. In this episode, we hear how these researchers discovered this threat and tried to identify who was responsible for the malware behind it. We also consider...

67: The Big House

John Strand is a penetration tester. He’s paid to break into computer networks and buildings to test their security. In this episode we listen to stories he has from doing this type of work.Thanks to John Strand for coming on the show and telling your story.SponsorsSupport for this episode comes from LastPass. LastPass is a great password manager but...

66: freakyclown

Freakyclown is a physical penetration tester. His job is to break into buildings to test the security of the building. In this episode we hear stories of some of these missions he’s been on.Thanks to Freakyclown for coming on the show and telling your story.SponsorsThis episode was sponsored by IT Pro TV. Get 65 hours of free training by visiting ITPro.tv/darknet....

Presenting: The Jordan Harbinger Show featuring Jack Barsky former KGB Spy

This week, while we are busy making a new episode of Darknet Diaries, so we are going to play for you an episode from another podcast we think you'll really like. It's called the Jordan Harbinger show. In this episode he interviews Jack Barsky, a former KGB spy.We had Jordan on this podcast once, episode 56. https://darknetdiaries.com/episode/56/Subscribe...

65: PSYOP

PSYOP, or “Psychological Operations”, is something the US military has been doing to foreign audiences for decades. But what exactly is it? And what’s the difference between white, gray, and black PSYOP missions? We talk to PSYOP specialists to learn more.Thanks to Jon Nichols for telling us about this fascinating world.SponsorsSupport for this episode...

64: The Athens Shadow Games

Vodafone Greece is the largest telecom provider in Greece. But in 2004 a scandal within the company would pin them to be top of the news cycle in Greece for weeks. Hackers got in the network. And what they were after took everyone by surprise.SponsorsSupport for this episode comes from Okta. Learn more about how you can improve your security posture...

63: w0rmer

The hacker named w0rmer was active within AnonOps. These are Anonymous Operations which often organize and wage attacks on websites or people often with the purpose of social justice. Eventually w0rmer joined in on some of these hacking escapades which resulted in an incredible story that he will one day tell his kids.Thanks to w0rmer for telling us...

62: Cam

Cam’s story is both a cautionary tale and inspirational at the same time. He’s been both an attacker and defender. And not the legal kind of attacker. He has caused half a million dollars in damages with his attacks. Attacks that arose from a feeling of seeing injustices in the world. Listen to his story.SponsorsThis episode was sponsored by Linode....

61: Samy

Samy Kamkar is a hacker. And while he’s done a lot of stuff, he’s best known for creating the Samy Worm. Which spread its way through a popular social media site and had crazy results.Thanks to our guest Samy Kamkar for telling his story. Learn more about him by visiting https://samy.pl/.SponsorsThis episode was sponsored by IT Pro TV. Get 65 hours...

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