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A few bottles of poison near a computer.

TeaMp0isoN was a hacking group that was founded by TriCk and MLT (twitter.com/0dayWizard). They were responsible for some high profile hacks. But in this story it’s not the rise that’s most interesting. It’s the fall.

See what MLT is up to. Visit https://www.youtube.com/@Bug0xF4 or https://mlt.lol/blog.html.


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Darknet Diaries is created by Jack Rhysider.

Episode artwork by odibagas.

Audio cleanup by Proximity Sound.

Theme music created by Breakmaster Cylinder. Theme song available for listen and download at bandcamp. Or listen to it on Spotify.


Recording equipment used this episode was the Shure SM7B, Zoom Podtrak P4, Sony MDR7506 headphones, and Hindenburg audio editor.



JACK: It always fascinates me how powerful a single computer is in someone’s bedroom. On a computer, a person can fall in love, get an education, get a job, do their job, and it gives us endless access to entertainment like movies and music. But what really intrigues me is that keyboard and mouse can be extremely dangerous; the right combinations of keystrokes are illegal, such as hacking into a bank and stealing money, which all can be done on a computer in your bedroom. You barely need to move your fingers much at all to make it happen, yet such a small physical movement can have a massive impact in the digital world. It’s asynchronous and logarithmic to the point that it’s hard to visualize. A push of a button can bring a whole country to a halt, and the wrong combination of keystrokes can have some serious consequences for whoever pushed the button.

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