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Darknet Diaries

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.

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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
2021-02-16
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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
2021-02-02
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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.
2021-01-19
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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 (or if you?re in Texas Junk for Joy). 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
2021-01-05
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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.
2020-12-22
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80: The Whistleblower

In this episode we hear a story from a social engineer who?s job it is to get people to do things they don?t want to do. Why? For profit. Sponsors Support for this episode comes from SentinelOne which can protect and assistwith ransomeware attacks. On top of that, SentinelOne offers threat hunting, visibility, and remote administration tools to manage and protect any IoT devices connected to your network. Go to SentinelOne.com/DarknetDiaries for your free demo. Your cybersecurity future starts today with SentinelOne. 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 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.
2020-12-08
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79: Dark Basin

What do you do when you find yourself the target of a massive hacking campaign, and you are getting thousands of phishing emails and someone following you in your car. You might turn to Citizen Lab who has the ability to research who is behind this and help bring the hackers to justice. Our guests this episodes are Adam Hulcoop and John Scott-Railton of Citizen Lab. This episode also has an interview with Matthew Earl of Shadowfall. Sponsors Support for this show comes from LastPass by LogMeIn. LastPass is a great password manager but it can do so much more. It can setup 2FA for your company, or use it to monitor what your users are doing in the network. Visit LastPass.com/Darknet to start your 14 day free trial. 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.
2020-11-24
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78: Nerdcore

Nerdcore music is music for nerds. In this episode we hear from some of the musicians who make Nerdcore music. This episode features guests ytcracker, Ohm-I, and Dual Core. Content warning: This episode has explicit lyrics. Music For a playlist of music used in this episode visit darknetdiaries.com/episode/78. 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 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.
2020-11-10
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77: Olympic Destroyer

In February 2018, during the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang South Korea, a cyber attack struck, wiping out a lot of the Olympic?s digital infrastructure. Teams rushed to get things back up, but it was bad. Malware had repeatedly wiped the domain controllers rendering a lot of the network unusable. Who would do such a thing? We will talk with Andy Greenberg to discuss Olympic Destroyer, a chapter from his book Sandworm (affiliate link). 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.
2020-10-27
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76: Knaves Out

This is the story about how someone hacked into JP Morgan Chase, one of the biggest financial institutions in the world. It?s obvious why someone would want to break into a bank right? Well the people who hacked into this bank, did not do it for obvious reasons. The hackers are best described as knaves. Which are tricky, deceitful fellows. Sponsors Support for this show comes from LastPass by LogMeIn. LastPass is a great password manager but it can do so much more. It can setup 2FA for your company, or use it to monitor what your users are doing in the network. Visit LastPass.com/Darknet to start your 14 day free trial. Support for this episode comes from SentinelOne which can protect and assistwith ransomeware attacks. On top of that, SentinelOne offers threat hunting, visibility, and remote administration tools to manage and protect any IoT devices connected to your network. Go to SentinelOne.com/DarknetDiaries for your free demo. Your cybersecurity future starts today with SentinelOne. 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. For a complete list of sources and a full transcript of the show visit darknetdiaries.com/episode/76.
2020-10-13
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75: Compromised Comms

From 2009 to 2013 the communication channels the CIA uses to contact assets in foreign countries was compromised. This had terrifying consequences. Guests this episodes are Jenna McLaughlin and Zach Dorfman. Sponsors This episode was sponsored by IT Pro TV. Get 65 hours of free training by visiting ITPro.tv/darknet. And use promo code DARKNET25. This episode was sponsored by 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. View all active sponsors. Sources https://finance.yahoo.com/news/cias-communications-suffered-catastrophic-compromise-started-iran-090018710.html Video: Fostering Bipartisanship in Intelligence Oversight CNAS2019 https://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/nation-world/national/article28348576.html https://foreignpolicy.com/2018/08/15/botched-cia-communications-system-helped-blow-cover-chinese-agents-intelligence/ https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/20/world/asia/china-cia-spies-espionage.html https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/17/world/asia/jerry-lee-cia-china-mole-hunt-suspect.html https://news.yahoo.com/cia-fix-communications-system-left-trail-dead-agents-remains-elusive-100046908.html https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/sports/1988/03/21/cuban-defector-impeaches-cia-spies/10cec17c-076b-4867-96c5-628b8435a852/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aldrich_Ames Attribution Darknet Diaries is created by Jack Rhysider. Research assistance this episode from Yael Grauer.
2020-09-29
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74: Mikko

Poker is a competitive game. Unlike other casino games, poker is player vs player. Criminal hackers have understood this for a while and sometimes hack the other players to get an edge. And that small edge can result in millions of dollars in winnings. This episode contains a story from Mikko Hypponen of F-Secure. We also interview Mikko to know more about him and the history of malware. Sponsors This episode was sponsored by IT Pro TV. Get 65 hours of free training by visiting ITPro.tv/darknet. And use promo code DARKNET25. This episode was sponsored by 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.cardplayer.com/poker-news/18318-wsop-bracelet-winner-jailed-for-web-poker-cheating https://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/29/news-views-gossip/my-unbelievable-ept-barcelona-story-hotel-rooms-arts-barcelona-broken-into-plant-trojans-1369171/ Mikko?s research on bypassing hotel room keys https://archive.f-secure.com/weblog/archives/00002647.html https://pokerfuse.com/news/live-and-online/more-stories-of-tampered-laptops-emerge-in-wake-of-ept-barcelona-scam-24-09/ https://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/showpost.php?p=40050535&postcount=410 https://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/showpost.php?p=40099537&postcount=794 https://igaming.org/poker/news/danish-former-high-stakes-pro-reported-to-police-for-massive-fraud-1602/ https://nyheder.tv2.dk/krimi/2019-12-02-dansk-pokerspiller-far-konfiskeret-26-millioner-kroner https://www.flushdraw.net/news/peter-jepsen-verdict-a-mixed-victory-for-poker-justice/ https://www.bankrollmob.com/poker-news/2019123/danish-poker-pro-sentenced-jail-cheating-others-online-poker Video: Peter Jepsen talks about an attempted hack on him https://www.sijoitustieto.fi/comment/29593#comment-29593 https://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/29/news-views-gossip/sad-conclusion-my-barcelona-incident-1397551/ Video: Brain Searching for the first PC virus in Pakistan https://archive.org/details/malwaremuseum
2020-09-15
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73: WannaCry

It is recommend to listen to episodes 53 ?Shadow Brokers?, 71 ?FDFF?, and 72 ?Bangladesh Bank Heist? before listening to this one. In May 2017 the world fell victim to a major ransomware attack known as WannaCry. One of the victims was UK?s national health service. Security researchers scrambled to try to figure out how to stop it and who was behind it. Thank you to John Hultquist from FireEye and thank you to Matt Suiche founder of Comae. Sponsors Support for this episode comes from LastPass. LastPass is a great password manager but it can do so much more. It can setup 2FA for your company, or use it to monitor what your users are doing in the network. Visit LastPass.com/Darknet to start your 14 day free trial. This episode was sponsored by Linode. Linode supplies you with virtual servers. Visit linode.com/darknet and when signing up with a new account use code darknet2020 to get a $20 credit on your next project.
2020-09-01
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72: Bangladesh Bank Heist

A bank robbery with the objective to steal 1 billion dollars. This is the story of the largest bank robbery in history. And it was all done over a computer. Our guest this episode was Geoff White. Learn more about him at geoffwhite.tech. Check out Geoff?s new book Crime Dot Com. Affiliate link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1789142857/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=1789142857&linkCode=as2&tag=darknet04-20&linkId=bb5a6aa7ba980183e0ce7cee1939ea05 Sponsors This episode was sponsored by 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 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.
2020-08-18
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71: FDFF

In this episode, we?re going into the depths of North Korea to conduct one of the greatest hacks of all time. To find a way to inject information into a country run by totalitarian regime. A big thanks to Yeonmi Park for sharing her story with us. Also thanks to Alex Gladstein for telling us the inside story. You can find more about Flash Drive For Freedom at flashdrivesforfreedom.org. Yeonmi?s book "In Order to Live": https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/014310974X/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=014310974X&linkCode=as2&tag=darknet04-20&linkId=88ebdc087c6ce041105c479b1bb6c3d2 Sponsors This episode was sponsored by 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 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.
2020-08-04
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70: Ghost Exodus

Ghost Exodus is a hacker. He conducted various illegal activities online. Some of which he documents on YouTube. He?s also a great musician. He got into some trouble from his hacking. This is his story. A big thanks to Ghost Exodus for sharing his story with us. Also thanks to Wesley McGrew for telling us the inside story. Sponsors This episode was sponsored by 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 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 episode was sponsored by Detectify. What vulnerabilities will their crowdsource-powered web vulnerability scanner detect in your web applications? Find out with a 14-day free trial. Go to https://detectify.com/Darknet Sources https://www.pcworld.com/article/167756/article.html https://archives.fbi.gov/archives/dallas/press-releases/2011/dl031811.htm
2020-07-21
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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 consultant and master social engineer, Christopher Hadnagy, joins us to share his stories and wisdom. He describes what it was like to be a social engineer before the world knew what social engineering was and tells some of his amazing stories from his long career in penetration testing. A big thanks to Christopher Hadnagy from social-engineer.org for sharing his stories with us. Check out his book Social Engineering: The Science of Human Hacking, affiliate link here. Check out his podcast called The Social-Engineer podcast. Sponsors This episode was sponsored by 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 episode comes from LastPass. LastPass is a great password manager but it can do so much more. It can setup 2FA for your company, or use it to monitor what your users are doing in the network. Visit LastPass.com/Darknet to start your 14 day free trial. Sources https://www.social-engineer.org/ How phishing scammers manipulate your amygdala and oxytocin TEDxFultonStreet DEF CON 22 - Chris Hadnagy - What Your Body Tells Me - Body Language for the SE https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_C._Parker Book Recommendations with affiliate links: Social Engineering Influence What Every Body is Saying Emotions Revealed Presence It?s Not About ?Me?, Top 10 Techniques for Building Rapport
2020-07-07
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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 how this kind of attack may pose a threat to human life wherever there are manufacturing or public infrastructure facilities around the world. A big thanks to Julian Gutmanis, Naser Aldossary, Marina Krotofil, and Robert M. Lee for sharing their stories with us. Sponsors This episode was sponsored by IT Pro TV. Get 65 hours of free training by visiting ITPro.tv/darknet. And use promo code DARKNET25. This episode was sponsored by Linode. Linode supplies you with virtual servers. Visit linode.com/darknet and when signing up with a new account use code darknet2020 to get a $20 credit on your next project. Sources https://www.fireeye.com/blog/threat-research/2019/04/triton-actor-ttp-profile-custom-attack-tools-detections.html https://www.fireeye.com/blog/threat-research/2017/12/attackers-deploy-new-ics-attack-framework-triton.html https://www.fireeye.com/blog/threat-research/2018/10/triton-attribution-russian-government-owned-lab-most-likely-built-tools.html https://dragos.com/wp-content/uploads/TRISIS-01.pdf Video S4 TRITON - Schneider Electric Analysis and Disclosure Video S4 TRITON - Mandiant Analysis at S4x18 Video S4 TRITON - Reverse Engineering the Tricon Controller by Dragos Video S4 TRITON - A Report From The Trenches Video - Safety Orientation video for the Chemical Plant
2020-06-23
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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. Sponsors Support for this episode comes from LastPass. LastPass is a great password manager but it can do so much more. It can setup 2FA for your company, or use it to monitor what your users are doing in the network. Visit LastPass.com/Darknet to start your 14 day free trial. Support for this episode 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. Sources How a Hacker?s Mom Broke Into a Prison?and the Warden?s Computer Video: How not to suck at pen testing John Strand Video: I Had My Mom Break Into Prison
2020-06-09
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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. Sponsors This episode was sponsored by IT Pro TV. Get 65 hours of free training by visiting ITPro.tv/darknet. And use promo code DARKNET25. This episode was sponsored by Molekule, a new air purifier that completely destroys air pollutants to help you breath easier. https://molekule.com.
2020-05-26
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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. Sponsors Support for this episode comes from LastPass. LastPass is a great password manager but it can do so much more. It can setup 2FA for your company, or use it to monitor what your users are doing in the network. Visit LastPass.com/Darknet to start your 14 day free trial. Support for this episode 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. Sources https://www.democracynow.org/2006/3/24/the_psyops_war_a_look_at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lincoln_Group https://www.goarmy.com/careers-and-jobs/special-operations/psyop/psyop-mission.html# https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Wandering_Soul_(Vietnam_War) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torches_of_Freedom http://cgsc.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p16040coll3/id/182 https://archive.org/details/PropagandaAudiobook/Propaganda+Chapter+01.mp3 https://www.newsweek.com/us-military-gets-mysterious-and-false-text-message-evacuate-korean-peninsula-669875 https://www.cbinsights.com/research/future-of-information-warfare/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Defense_Authorization_Act_for_Fiscal_Year_2013#Smith%E2%80%93Mundt_Modernization_Act_of_2012 Videos Vietnam War Ghost Audio Tape used in PSYOPS ?Wandering Soul? Jon Nichols Part 0 - Unallocated Spaces Talk on Russian Propaganda Cyber-Influence: Cyberwar and Psychological Operations WWII Psych Ops MISO Marines broadcast important information to Afghans The War You Don?t See Edward L. Bernays interview, 1986-10-23 As it fights two wars, the Pentagon is steadily and dramatically increasing money spent on propaganda
2020-05-12
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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. Sponsors Support for this episode comes from Okta. Learn more about how you can improve your security posture with the leader in identity-driven security at okta.com/darknet. This episode is supported by PlexTrac. PlexTrac is the purple teaming platform and is designed to streamline reporting, tracking and attestation so you can focus on getting the real cybersecurity work done. Whether you're creating pen test reports on the red team, or tracking and remediating on the blue team, PlexTrac can help. Support for this episode 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.
2020-04-28
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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 your story. Sponsors This episode was sponsored by 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 LastPass. LastPass is a great password manager but it can do so much more. It can setup 2FA for your company, or use it to monitor what your users are doing in the network. Visit LastPass.com/Darknet to start your 14 day free trial. SourcesArchived Tweets Feb 7, 2012 Twitter user @Anonw0rmer posts [email protected] I managed to pwn1 a site , get my papers , find my required primary IDS , yeah baby, i deservers em :)? Feb 8, 2012 1:17 AM, Twitter user @Anonw0rmer posted, ?ROFL! WaS that us? https://www.wvgazettemail.com/news/legal_affairs/hackers-group-posts-police-chiefs-information-online/article_77f79fd5-f76f-5825-ae19-43a398361fdf.html o yeah oops #OpPigRoast #CabinCr3w? Feb 9, 2012 12:35 AM, Twitter user @Anonw0rmer posted, ?DB Leak http://dps.alabama.gov https://pastehtml.com/view/bnik8yo1q.html?. The bottom of this post originally showed this NSFW image. Feb 9, 2012 at 8:42 PM, Twitter user @Anonw0rmer posted, ?Mobile Alabama Police Criminal Record Database Logins Failing To Protect And Serve I Via @ItsKahuna I http://pastehtml.com/view/bnmjxxgfp.html #OpPiggyBank.? Feb 9, 2012 at 8:39 PM, Twitter user @CabinCr3w posted, ?Texas Dept. of safety Hacked By @AnonWOrmer for #OpPiggyBank http://bit.ly/x1KH5Y #CabinCr3w #Anonymous? Bottom of pastebin also shows a woman holding a sign saying ?We Are ALL Anonymous We NEVER Forgive. We NEVER Forget.
2020-04-14
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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. Sponsors This episode was sponsored by Linode. Linode supplies you with virtual servers. Visit linode.com/darknet and when signing up with a new account use code darknet2020 to get a $20 credit on your next project. Support for this episode 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. Sources BBC: The teenage hackers who?ve been given a second chance https://www.bbc.com/news/av/technology-40655656/uk-s-first-boot-camp-hopes-to-reform-teenage-hackers https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/ https://www.csa.limited/ https://www.tripwire.com/state-of-security/latest-security-news/teenager-who-ddosed-governments-seaworld-receives-no-jail-time/ https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/section/education-skills/11-19-year-olds
2020-03-31
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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/. Sponsors This episode was sponsored by 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 LastPass. LastPass is a great password manager but it can do so much more. It can setup 2FA for your company, or use it to monitor what your users are doing in the network. Visit LastPass.com/Darknet to start your 14 day free trial. Sources Samy?s YouTube Channel Video: MySpace Worm Animated Story https://samy.pl/myspace/ https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/wnjwb4/the-myspace-worm-that-changed-the-internet-forever
2020-03-17
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60: dawgyg

This is a story about the hacker named ?dawgyg? and how he made over $100,000 in a single day, from hacking. Thanks to our guest dawgyg for telling his story. Sponsors This episode is sponsored by SentinelOne - to learn more about their endpoint security solutions and get a 30-day free trial, visit sentinelone.com/darknetdiaries This episode was sponsored by Linode. Linode supplies you with virtual servers. Visit linode.com/darknet and when signing up with a new account use code darknet2020 to get a $20 credit on your next project. Support for this episode 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. Sources Video: The Million-Dollar Hacker | Bloomberg Video: Hacker makes big money as a bug bounty hunter | Kim Komando Show https://hackerone.com/dawgyg dawgyg wins h1415 https://www.hackerone.com/blog/meet-six-hackers-making-seven-figures USA v. DeVoss court records
2020-03-03
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59: The Courthouse

In this episode we hear from Gary and Justin. Two seasoned penetration testers who tell us a story about the time when they tried to break into a courthouse but it went all wrong. Sponsors This episode was sponsored by Detectify. Try their web vulnerability scanner free. Go to https://detectify.com/?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=DARKNET This episode was sponsored by 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 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. Sources https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2019/11/how-a-turf-war-and-a-botched-contract-landed-2-pentesters-in-iowa-jail/ https://krebsonsecurity.com/2020/01/iowa-prosecutors-drop-charges-against-men-hired-to-test-their-security/ https://www.coalfire.com/News-and-Events/Press-Releases/Coalfire-CEO-Tom-McAndrew-statement https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/crime-and-courts/2019/10/10/iowa-supreme-court-justice-cady-policies-courthouse-break-ins-senate-polk-dallas-burglary-ia-cyber/3930656002/ https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/crime-and-courts/2019/09/19/iowa-state-senator-calls-oversight-committee-investigate-courthouse-break-ins-crime-polk-dallas/2374576001/ https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/crime-and-courts/2019/10/28/iowa-courthouse-break-ins-men-security-firm-plead-not-guilty-trespassing/2488314001/ https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/crime-and-courts/2019/10/30/courthouse-break-in-ceo-cyber-security-coalfire-charges-dropped/4097354002/ https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/crime-and-courts/2020/01/30/courthouse-break-ins-charges-dropped-against-coalfire-employees/4611574002/
2020-02-18
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58: OxyMonster

OxyMonster sold drugs on the darknet at Dream Market. Something happened though, and it all came crashing down. Sponsors This episode was sponsored by Detectify. Try their web vulnerability scanner free. Go to https://detectify.com/?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=DARKNET This episode was sponsored by Molekule, a new air purifier that completely destroys air pollutants to help you breath easier. https://molekule.com to use check out code ?DARKNET10? to get a discount. See complete list of sources at https://darknetdiaries.com/episode/58.
2020-02-04
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57: MS08-067

Hear what goes on internally when Microsoft discovers a major vulnerability within Windows. Guest Thanks to John Lambert for sharing this story with us. Sponsors Support for this episode comes from ProCircular. Use the team at ProCircular to conduct security assessments, penetration testing, SIEM monitoring, help with patches, or do incident response. Visit www.procircular.com/ to learn more. This episode was sponsored by 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 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. Sources https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/johnla/2015/09/26/the-inside-story-behind-ms08-067/ https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/payment-processor-scareware-cybercrime-ring-sentenced-48-months-prison https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/29/opinion/sunday/conficker-worm-ukraine.html https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2020-0601 https://www.wired.com/story/nsa-windows-10-vulnerability-disclosure/ Book: Worm Attribution Darknet Diaries is created by Jack Rhysider. Episode artwork by odibagas. Theme music created by Breakmaster Cylinder. Theme song available for listen and download at bandcamp. Or listen to it on Spotify.
2020-01-21
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56: Jordan

This is the story of Jordan Harbinger. A bit of a misfit teenager, who was always on the edge of trouble. In this story we hear what happened that lead to a visit from the FBI. Guest Thanks to Jordan Harbinger for sharing his story with us. You can find hist podcast by searching for The Jordan Harbinger Show wherever you listen to podcasts. Sponsors This episode was sponsored by 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 episode 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. More information at https://darknetdiaries.com/episode/56.
2020-01-07
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55: NoirNet

A holiday special episode. A private pen tester takes on a job that involves him with another eccentric pen tester, a mischievious smile, and his quest to gain access to the network. Guest Thanks to TinkerSec for telling us the story. Sources https://twitter.com/TinkerSec/status/1206410740099366918 Attribution Darknet Diaries is created by Jack Rhysider. Artwork this episode by habblesthecat. More information at DarknetDiaries.com.
2019-12-25
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54: NotPetya

The story of NotPetya, seems to be the first time, we see what a cyber war looks like. In the summer of 2017 Ukraine suffered a serious and catastrophic cyber attack on their whole country. Hear how it went down, what got hit, and who was responsible. Guest Thanks to Andy Greenberg for his research and sharing this story. I urge you to get his book Sandworm because it?s a great story. Sponsors This episode was sponsored by Linode. Linode supplies you with virtual servers. Visit linode.com/darknet and when signing up with a new account use code darknet2019 to get a $20 credit on your next project. Support for this episode comes from Honeybook. HoneyBook is an online business management tool that organizes your client communications, bookings, contracts, and invoices ? all in one place. Visit honeybook.com/darknet to get 50% off your subscription. This episode was sponsored by CMD. Securing Linux systems is hard, let CMD help you with that. Visit cmd.com/dark to get a free demo. For more show notes visit darknetdiaries.com/episode/54.
2019-12-24
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53: Shadow Brokers

The NSA has some pretty advanced, super secret, hacking tools. What if these secret hacking tools were to end up in the wrong person?s hands? Well, that happened. Guest Thanks to Jake Williams from Rendition Security for telling us the story. Sponsors This episode was sponsored by 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 episode 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.
2019-12-10
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52: Magecart

Credit card skimming is growing in popularity. Gas pumps all over are seeing skimmers attached to them. It?s growing in popularity because it?s really effective. Hackers have noticed how effective it is and have began skimming credit cards from websites. Guest Thanks to Yonathan Klijnsma from RiskIQ. Sponsors This episode was sponsored by Linode. Linode supplies you with virtual servers. Visit linode.com/darknet and when signing up with a new account use code darknet2019 to get a $20 credit on your next project. Support for this episode comes from Honeybook. HoneyBook is an online business management tool that organizes your client communications, bookings, contracts, and invoices ? all in one place. Visit honeybook.com/darknet to get 50% off your subscription. This episode was sponsored by CMD. Securing Linux systems is hard, let CMD help you with that. Visit https://cmd.com/dark to get a free demo. Visit darknetdiaries.com for full show notes and transcripts.
2019-11-26
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Ep 51: The Indo-Pak Conflict

Kashmir is a region right in between India, Pakistan, and China. For the last 70 years Pakistan and India have fought over this region of the world, both wanting to take control of it. Tensions sometimes heat up which can result in people being killed. When tensions get high in the real world, some people take to the internet and hack their rivals as a form of protest. In this episode we?ll explore some of the hacking that goes on between India and Pakistan. Sponsors Support for this episode comes from Check Point. Check Point makes firewalls and security appliances you can use to combat the latest generation of cyber attacks. Upgrade your cybersecurity at CheckPoint.com Support for this episode 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 more show notes and links visit https://darknetdiaries.com/episode/51.
2019-11-12
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Ep 50: Operation Glowing Symphony

Operation Inherent Resolve was started in 2016 which aimed to combat ISIS. It was a combined joint task force lead by the US military. Operation Inherent Resolve sent troops, ships, and air strikes to Iraq and Syria to fire weapons upon ISIS military. It?s widely known that US military engaged with ISIS in this way. But what you may not have heard, is the story of how the US military also combated ISIS over the Internet. This is the story of how the US hacked ISIS. Sponsors This episode was sponsored by Linode. Linode supplies you with virtual servers. Visit linode.com/darknet and when signing up with a new account use code darknet2019 to get a $20 credit on your next project. Support for this episode comes from Honeybook. HoneyBook is an online business management tool that organizes your client communications, bookings, contracts, and invoices ? all in one place. Visit [honeybook.com/darknet] to get 50% off your subscription. Support for this episode comes from Check Point. Check Point makes firewalls and security appliances you can use to combat the latest generation of cyber attacks. Upgrade your cybersecurity at CheckPoint.com
2019-10-30
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Ep 49: Elliot

In this episode we meet Elliot Alderson (@fs0c131y) from Twitter. Who is this strange masked person? What adventures have they gotten themselves into? Many stories will be told. The mask will be lifted. Sponsors This episode was sponsored by 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. Go to https://nordvpn.com/darknet to get 70% off a 3 year plan and use code darknet for an extra month for free!
2019-10-15
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Ep 48: Operation Socialist

This is the story about when a nation state hacks into a company within another nation. Sponsors This episode was sponsored by IT Pro TV. Get 65 hours of free training by visiting ITPro.tv/darknet. And use promo code DARKNET25 to get 25% off. This episode was sponsored by Nord VPN. Visit https://nordvpn.com/darknet and use promo code ?DARKNET? to get 75% off when signing up for 3 years.
2019-10-01
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Ep 47: Project Raven

This is the story about an ex-NSA agent who went to work for a secret hacking group in the UAE. Sponsors This episode was sponsored by 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 episode 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.
2019-09-17
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Ep 46: XBox Underground (Part 2)

This is the story about the XBox hacking scene and how a group of guys pushed their luck a little too far. This is part 2 of a 2 part series. Sponsors This episode was sponsored by IT Pro TV. Get 65 hours of free training by visiting ITPro.tv/darknet. Learn more about stocks and investing from MyWallSt. Visit mywallst.com/darknet to learn more.
2019-09-03
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Ep 45: XBox Underground (Part 1)

This is the story about the XBox hacking scene and how a group of guys pushed the hacking a little too far. This is part 1 of a 2 part series. Sponsors This episode was sponsored by Nord VPN. Visit https://nordvpn.com/darknet and use promo code "DARKNET". This episode was sponsored by 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. This episode was sponsored by IT Pro TV. Get 65 hours of free training by visiting ITPro.tv/darknet. Use promot code "DARKNET25". 
2019-08-20
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Ep 44: Zain

Ransomware is ugly. It infects your machine and locks all the the data and to unlock you have to pay a fee. In this episode we dive into some of the people behind it. Sponsors This episode was sponsored by CMD. Securing Linux systems is hard, let CMD help you with that. Visit https://cmd.com/dark to get a free demo. This episode was sponsored by MyWallSt. Their app can help you find good looking stocks to invest in. Visit MyWallSt.com/dark to start your free 30 day trial. For more show notes and links check out darknetdiaries.com.
2019-08-06
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Ep 43: PPP

This is the story about how I acquired a black badge from DEFCON (pictured above). We also hear the story about who PPP is, and their CTF journey at DEFCON. This episode was sponsored by Nord VPN. Visit https://nordvpn.com/darknet and use promo code ?DARKNET?. This episode was sponsored by Detectify. Try their web vulnerability scanner free. Go to https://detectify.com/?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=DARKNET
2019-07-23
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Ep 42: Mini-Stories: Vol 2

Three stories in one episode. Listen in on one of Dave Kennedy's penetration tests he conducted where he got caught trying to gain entry into a datacenter. Listen to a network security engineer talk about the unexpected visitor found in his network and what he did about it. And listen to Dan Tentler talk about a wild and crazy engagement he did for a client. Guests A very special thanks to Dave Kennedy. Learn more about his company at trustedsec.com. Thank you Clay for sharing your story. Check out the WOPR Summit. Viss also brought an amazing story to share. Thank you too. Learn more about him at Phobos.io. I first heard Clay's story on the Getting Into Infosec Podcast. Thanks Ayman for finding him and bring that story to my attention. Sponsors This episode was sponsored by CMD. Securing Linux systems is hard, let CMD help you with that. Visit https://cmd.com/dark to get a free demo. This episode was sponsored by 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. For more show notes and links check out darknetdiaries.com.
2019-07-09
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Ep 41: Just Visiting

Join JekHyde and Carl on a physical penetration test, a social engineering engagagement, a red team assessment. Their mission is to get into a building they shouldn't be allowed, then plant a rogue computer they can use to hack into the network from a safe place far away. This episode was sponsored by Nord VPN. Visit https://nordvpn.com/darknet and use promo code "DARKNET". This episode was sponsored by Hostinger. Go to https://hostinger.com/darknet and use code DARKNET to get 15% off a hosting plan and check out this week?s free feature. For more information visit darknetdiaries.com.
2019-06-25
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Ep 40: No Parking

Take a ride with a red teamer. A physical penetration tester as he tries to make his away into unauthorized areas, steal sensitive documents, hack into the computers, and escape with company property. This episode was sponsored by CMD. Securing Linux systems is hard, let CMD help you with that. Visit https://cmd.com/dark to get a free demo. This episode was sponsored by Hostinger. Go to https://hostinger.com/darknet and use code DARKNET to get 15% off a hosting plan and check out this week?s free feature. For complete show notes and links go to darknetdiaries.com.
2019-06-11
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Ep 39: 3 Alarm Lamp Scooter

A talk at Defcon challenged people to find a way to destroy a hard drive. A young man was inspired by this challenge and was determined to find a way to destroy a hard drive. But this is not a typical young man, with a typical plan. For pictures of Daniel and his projects visit darknetdiaries.com/episode/39. This episode was sponsored by Nord VPN. Visit nordvpn.com/darknet and use promo code "DARKNET". This episode was sponsored by IT Pro TV. Get 65 hours of free training by visiting ITPro.tv/darknet.
2019-05-28
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Ep 38: Dark Caracal

A journalist wrote articles critical of the Kazakhstan government. The government did not like this and attempted to silence her. But perhaps they went more than just that. Perhaps they tried to spy on her. The EFF investigated this case and went down a very interesting rabbit hole. Thanks to Cooper Q from EFF's new Threat Lab. Also big thanks to Eva from EFF, Andrew Blaich and Michael Flossman from Lookout. For another story about the EFF listen to episode 12 "Crypto Wars". This episode was sponsored by Nord VPN. Visit https://nordvpn.com/darknet and use promo code "DARKNET". This episode was sponsored by CMD. Securing Linux systems is hard, let CMD help you with that. Visit https://cmd.com/dark to get a free demo.
2019-05-14
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Ep 37: LVS

The Venetian casino in Las Vegas Nevada was the largest hotel in the world until 2015. The parent company is Las Vegas Sands (LVS) which owns 10 properties around the world. And the CEO and founder of LVS is Sheldon Adelson. One day the CEO said something which sparked quite a firestorm. This episode was sponsored by Nucleus. Visit nucleussec.com to start your free trial. This episode was sponsored by CMD. Securing Linux systems is hard, let CMD help you with that. Visit https://cmd.com/dark to get a free demo. For more show notes visit DarknetDiaries.com.
2019-04-30
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Ep 36: Jeremy from Marketing

A company hires a penetration tester to pose as a new hire, Jeremy from Marketing, to see how much he can hack into in his first week on the job. It doesn't go as planned. Thanks to @TinkerSec for telling us this story. This episode was sponsored by Nord VPN. Visit https://nordvpn.com/darknet and use promo code "DARKNET". This episode was sponsored by IT Pro TV. Get 65 hours of free training by visiting ITPro.tv/darknet. For more show notes visit https://darknetdiaries.com/episode/36.
2019-04-16
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