Darknet Diaries

Episodes

EP 26: IRS

The IRS processes $3 trillion dollars a year. A lot of criminals want to get a piece of that. In 2015 the IRS had a large data breach. Hundreds of thousands of tax records were leaked. What happened and who was behind this? Listen to this episode ...

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EP 25: Alberto

In Feb 2017, a medical provider in Uruguay got hacked. The attacker stole a bunch of patient records and then used that to conduct extortion on the provider. They said they'd release the records of everyone with HIV unless they get $60,000 worth o...

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EP 24: Operation Bayonet

Darknet markets are online black markets. They are highly illegal, and dangerous to run. Hear exactly how dangerous it was for Alphabay and Hansa dark markets.

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EP 23: Vladimir Levin

When banks started coming online, they almost immediately started being targeted by hackers. Vladimir Levin was one of the first ever known hacker to try to rob a bank. He succeeded a little, and failed a lot. Vladimir would go down in the history...

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EP 22: Mini-Stories: Vol 1

Three stories in one! In this episode we hear about a penetration test from Mubix that he'll never forget, a incident response from Robert M. Lee which completely stunned him, and a social engineering mission from Snow.

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EP 21: Black Duck Eggs

Ira Winkler's specialty is assembling elite teams of special forces and intelligence officers to go after companies. Ira shares a story about a time he and his team broke into a global 5 company. A company so large that theft of intellictual prope...

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EP 20: mobman

Chances are, if you were downloading shady programs in the early 2000's, you were infected with malware he wrote called SubSeven. Hacking changed mobman's life. Hear how it happened by listening to this episode.

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EP 19: Operation Aurora

In 2009, around Christmas time, something terrible was lurking in the network at Google. Google is the most popular website on the Internet. It’s so popular many people just think Google is the Internet. Google hires many of the most talented mind...

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EP 18: Jackpot

A man addicted to gambling finds a bug in a video poker machine that lets him win excessive amounts of money.

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EP 17: Finn

A 14-year-old kid who finds himself bored in class decides to hack someone's Twitter account and ends up with more than he bargained for.

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EP 16: Eijah

In 2007, a hacker named Eijah got fed up with the way DRM prevented him from being able to play the content he paid for. He decided to fight back against the AACS and find a way to circumvent the DRM. By the time Eijah was done, his life wasn't th...

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EP 15: Ill Tills

A major retailer was hacked. Their point of sales machines were riddled with malware. Listen to hear how digital forensics and incident responders handled the situation. What malware was found? Where was it found? How was it stopped? And most impo...

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EP 14: #OpJustina

In 2013 a hospital was accused of conducting a medical kidnapping against a young girl name Justina. This enraged many people across the country, including members of anonymous. A DDOS attack was waged against the hospital.

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EP 13: Carna Botnet

In 2012 the Carna Bot was built and unleashed on the world. But it didn't have any intentions on doing anything malicious. It was built just to help us all understand the Internet better. This botnet used the oldest security vulnerability in the b...

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EP 12: Crypto Wars

In the 1990's the Internet started to take shape. But the US goverment had strict laws regulating what type of cryptography is allowed to be used online. A few brave people stood up to the government in the name of civil rights and won the right t...

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EP 11: Strictly Confidential

What happens when an innovative tech company, that's trying to develop the next big thing, detects a hacker in their network? We hear the story from a digital forensics investigator which has a surprising result.

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EP 8: Manfred (Part 2)

Manfred found a way to turn his passion for video games and reverse engineering into a full time business. He exploited video games and sold virtual goods and currency for real money. This was his full time job. Listen to this episode to hear exac...

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EP 7: Manfred (Part 1)

Manfred has had the most epic story of all online video game stories. For the last 20 years, he's been hacking online games.

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EP 5: #ASUSGATE

Security researcher Kyle Lovett bought a new Asus router in 2013. He found it was riddled with security vulnerabilties. He set out on a mission to resolve these vulnerabilities not only for his own router, but for thousands of others who were also...

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EP 4: Panic! at the TalkTalk Board Room

Mobile provider TalkTalk suffered a major breach in 2015. The CEO tried her best to keep angry customers calm and carry on. The UK government and Metropolitan Police investigate the breach. We get a rare glimpse of how the CEO handles the crisis.

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EP 1: The Phreaky World of PBX Hacking

Farhan Arshad and Noor Aziz Uddin were captured 2 years after being placed on the FBI's Cyber's Most Wanted list for PBX hacking. In this episode, we explain PBX hacking and how hackers are racking up billions of dollars in phone bills. We also le...

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