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A woman battling a jellyfish with computer cables for arms.

In this episode we hear some insider threat stories from Lisa Forte.


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Darknet Diaries is created by Jack Rhysider.

Editing by Damienne. Assembled by Tristan Ledger. Sound designed by Andrew Meriwether.

Episode artwork by odibagas.

Mixing 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, in the Hindenburg editor.



JACK: Here’s a question; what’s the biggest threat facing music venues, sports stadiums, and theatres? Well, I don’t know, but I’m gonna go out on a limb and guess, but it’s insider threats. What I mean is I think there are a ton of people who want to get free entry into all these places, and they do get in without paying all the time by using an insider. I’ve seen it with my own eyes; I’ve been to the movie theatre and saw someone pay their way to go in and then once inside, open up one of the side doors and let their friends in who were outside. I’ve also seen the same thing at a baseball stadium; someone was standing outside the exit and they were just waiting for someone inside to leave, and as soon as that door opened on the stadium, boom, they grabbed the door right before it closed and went inside and quickly blended into the crowd. They just got free entry into a sporting event, all because someone on the inside let them in. Insider threats are a major problem that companies have to face.

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