Darknet Diaries

Episodes

EP 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 winn...

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EP 73: WannaCry

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.

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EP 72: Bangladesh Bank Heist

This story is about a bank robbery with the objective to steal 1 billion dollars. Which makes this the largest bank robbery in history. And it was all done over a computer.

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EP 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.

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EP 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.

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EP 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, ...

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EP 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 disco...

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EP 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.

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EP 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.

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EP 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 lear...

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