Darknet Diaries

Episodes

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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EP 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.

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EP 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 ...

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EP 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 feel...

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