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, EP 91: webjedi, The Cyber Post

What happens when an unauthorized intruder gets into the network of a major bank? Amélie Koran, aka webjedi, was there for one of these intrusions and tells us the story of what happened.

You can find more talks from Amélie at her website webjedi.net.

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Darknet Diaries is created by Jack Rhysider.

Episode artwork by odibagas.

Audio cleanup by Proximity Sound.

Sound design by Andrew Meriwether.

Theme music created by Breakmaster Cylinder. Theme song available for listen and download at bandcamp. Or listen to it on Spotify.

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Recording equipment used this episode was the Shure SM7B, Zoom Podtrak P4, Sony MDR7506 headphones, and Hindenburg audio editor.

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[START OF RECORDING]

JACK: Hey, it’s Jack, host of the show. Now, a lot of you write to me and tell me your favorite episodes are the ones with social engineers or penetration testers. Yeah, sure, being on the red team is fun, to break into things, but my heart is with the blue team, the defenders of the network, because that’s what I did for ten years professionally. I was configuring firewalls, intrusion detection systems, and reviewing logs to find threats in the network. I felt like it was my job to stop or restrict bad things from happening in my clients’ networks. It was a game of Cat and Mouse. I had to learn what the bad guys knew so I could stop them and I’ll tell you, it was exciting. At times it felt like the battle at Helm’s Deep, with a never-ending onslaught of attackers and I had to embody Legolas to defend them off one at a time. Now, this story is about a defender and how she uncovered a serious breach in the network of a major bank.

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