Darknet Diaries Podcast
True stories from the dark side of the Internet.


Internet Census Map

In 2012 the Carna botnet 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. Thi...


Cryptography

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 gover...


Waiting at airport

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 ...


Valenberg

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. This should be exciting s...


Bitcoin vanishing

Mt. Gox was the largest bitcoin exchange in the world. It was processing over $15 million a day in transactions. But suddenly, without warning, the website went down. The CEO said the bitcoins w...


Manfred

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 h...


Manfred

Manfred has had the most epic story of all online video game stories. For the last 20 years, he’s been hacking online games. In this episode he tells us stories of some of the unbelievable ways...


Jayson E. Street

Jayson E. Street has been working in infosec for almost 2 decades. He’s both a defender and does offensive missions too. In this episode he tells us a story about the time he broke into a bank ...


Broken Router

Security researcher Kyle Lovett bought a new Asus router. He found it was riddled with security vulnerabilties. He set out on a mission to resolve these vulnerabilities not only for his own rou...


Torn TalkTalk Logo

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 ...


DigitNotar website screen shot

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. Thanks to gu...


VTech hack children with faces blocked out

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. Referenc...


Farhan Arshad

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 r...
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