Darknet Diaries is a podcast showcasing stories about hackers and cyber crime. Host Jack Rhysider takes you on a documentary style journey through data breaches, lack of online privacy, and major hacks. Hear personal stories from hackers, victims of online attacks, and experts in the field. Darknet Diaries simplifies hacking stories to entertain and inform both the average listener and security expert.

“Neatly edited and charmingly presented by Jack Rhysider, the podcast does occasionally stray into nerdiness, but it’s chock-full of real-life examples of when our virtual lives fail.”     The Guardian

“Darknet Diaries delves into the cybercrimes that are happening right under your nose. Some of these may hit a little too close to home: Cover your laptop camera, throw that iPhone in the river, and hang out in that weird no-reception corner or your home.”     Vulture

“Darknet Diaries is very much in the vain of This American Life, where storytelling is mixed with investigative techniques to provide a strong narrative with real people at its core.”     Irish Times

Top Episodes

Jayson E. Street

Ep 6: The Beirut Bank Job

Security consultant Jayson E. Street is paid to test the physical security of a bank. He's a master at physically sneaking into places and gaining access he shouldn't have. But one time, he accidentally broke into the wrong bank!

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.
Cyber Command Center


Ep 2: The Peculiar Case of the VTech Hacker

In 2015 the toy maker VTech was breached. Millions of user's information was stolen. Including hundreds of thousands of children's records. Including photos of children. Listen to the full story of how the breach happened, and what happened after the breach.

About Jack

Jack Rhysider is an InfoSec veteran with over 10 years of experience. He loves sharing a great security story, and hearing your stories. Jack Rhysider

Reviews and Recognition

Trended on Podcast Addict

Trended on Pocket Casts
#9 on Discover Pods Best True Crime Podcasts
Indie true crime podcast, Darknet Diaries, dives deep into the types of crimes that hit very close to home right now. The technological aspect is explored in depth and in an accessible fashion for all listeners with stellar production values.

Featured review by Wil Williams
The amount of explanation is just enough for any listener to dive in without feeling out of their depths in jargon. Each episode is riveting while also feeling like a cautionary tale.
Notable Tweets:

"Everything about this podcast is done right. Hopefully it gets more traction, the podcast is too good not to be noticed." - iTunes listener, willvio
"I don't give out compliments often but Darknet Diaries is a solid podcast accessible to the non-technical and technical alike." -Twitter user, @Wiqwaq

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