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Laptop sitting on a pile of cash

This is a story about the hacker named “dawgyg” and how he made over $100,000 in a single day, from hacking.

Thanks to our guest dawgyg for telling his story.


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Darknet Diaries is created by Jack Rhysider.

Artwork this episode by Ross Branchette.

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, a cloudlifter, Motu M2, Sony MDR7506 headphones, and Hindenburg audio editor.



JACK: [MUSIC] A quick warning right here at the beginning; this episode does contain some swear words and some bad language. If that’s an issue for you, well, maybe skip this one. Hey, it’s Jack, host of the show. One of the reasons I like making this show is to smash the stereotype of what a hacker looks like and today’s guest definitely does that. I don’t know, I’m trying to understand – get a picture of your vibe, here. You almost look like Eminem a little. Not quite, but you know.

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