Darknet Diaries

Explore the dark side of the Internet with host Jack Rhysider as he takes you on a journey through the chilling world of privacy hacks, data breaches, and cyber crime. The masterful criminal hackers who dwell on the dark side show us just how vulnerable we all are.




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episode 27: Chartbreakers

Investigation of who's corrupting the Apple Podcasts charts and how they do it.



episode 26: IRS

The IRS had a huge data breach in 2015. Listen to the episode to hear the whole story.



episode 25: Alberto

Illegal hacker or security professional?


 2018-11-01  44m

episode 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.


 2018-10-15  39m

episode 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 books as one of the most notorious hackers of all time because of his attempted online bank robberies.


 2018-10-01  28m

episode 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.

Podcast recommendation: Moonshot.


 2018-09-15  40m

episode 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 property could result in billions of dollars of damage.

Ira's consulting company: Secure Mentum.

His books: Spies Among Us, Advanced Persistent Security, Through the Eyes of the Enemy.


 2018-09-01  29m

episode 20: mobman

Meet 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.

Image for this episode created by dr4w1ngluc4s. Check out his Instagram to see some amazing artwork!

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 2018-08-15  44m

episode 19: 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 minds and has been online since the 90s. Hacking into Google is no easy task. There’s a team of security engineers who test and check all the configurations on the site before they go live...


 2018-08-01  29m

episode 18: Jackpot

A man addicted to gambling finds a bug in a video poker machine that let's him win excessive amounts of money. Hacking a slot machine Las Vegas style.


 2018-07-01  22m