Darknet Diaries

33 EpisodesProduced by Jack Rhysider

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 vulnerable we all are.

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Ep 31: Hacker Giraffe

February 5th, 2019

In late November 2018, a hacker found over 50,000 printers were exposed to the Internet in ways they shouldn't have been. He wanted to raise …

Ep 30: Shamoon

January 22nd, 2019

In 2012, Saudi Aramco was hit with the most destructive virus ever. Thousands and thousands of computers were destroyed. Herculean efforts were made …

Hackable? Presents: Keyless Entry

January 15th, 2019

This week I'm playing for you an episode from another podcast I think you'd really like. It's called Hackable? and this episode is called Keyless Entry. They take the scene from Mr. Robot where they hacked into a car …

Ep 29: Stuxnet

January 8th, 2019

Stuxnet was the most sophisticated virus ever discovered. It's target was a nuclear enrichment facility in Iran. This virus was successfully able to …

Ep 28: Unit 8200

December 15th, 2018

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. …

Malicious Life Presents: The Half Life 2 Hack

December 7th, 2018

This week I'm busy making another episode of Darknet Diaries so I thought I'd play for you an episode form another podcast I think you'd really like. This is an episode from the podcast Malicious Life. This one is about …

Ep 27: Chartbreakers

December 1st, 2018


Ep 26: IRS

November 15th, 2018

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 …

Ep 25: Alberto

November 1st, 2018


Ep 24: Operation Bayonet

October 15th, 2018


Ep 23: Vladimir Levin

October 1st, 2018

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 …

Ep 22: Mini-Stories: Vol 1

September 15th, 2018

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.

Ep 21: Black Duck Eggs

September 1st, 2018

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 …

Ep 20: mobman

August 15th, 2018

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.

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Ep 19: Aurora

August 1st, 2018

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 …

Ep 18: Jackpot

July 1st, 2018


Ep 17: Finn

June 3rd, 2018

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.

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Ep 16: Eijah

May 1st, 2018

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 …

Ep 15: Ill Tills

April 1st, 2018

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 …

Ep 14: #OpJustina

March 1st, 2018

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 …

Ep 13: Carna Botnet

February 15th, 2018

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 …

Ep 12: Crypto Wars

February 1st, 2018

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 …

Ep 11: Strictly Confidential

January 15th, 2018

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 …

Ep 10: Misadventures of a Nation State Actor

January 1st, 2018


Ep 9: The Rise and Fall of Mt. Gox

December 15th, 2017


Ep 8: Manfred (Part 2)

December 1st, 2017

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 …

Ep 7: Manfred (Part 1)

December 1st, 2017


Ep 6: The Beirut Bank Job

November 15th, 2017



November 1st, 2017

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 …

Ep 4: Panic! at the TalkTalk Board Room

October 15th, 2017

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 …

Ep 3: DigiNotar, You are the Weakest Link, Good Bye!

October 1st, 2017

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 …

Ep 2: The Peculiar Case of the VTech Hacker

September 15th, 2017

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.

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Ep 1: The Phreaky World of PBX Hacking

September 1st, 2017

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 …
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