By Misha Glenny
The advantages of residing in a electronic, globalized society are huge, immense; so too are the hazards. the area has turn into a legislation enforcer’s nightmare and each criminal’s dream. We financial institution on-line; store on-line; date, examine, paintings and dwell on-line. yet have the associations that hold us secure at the streets discovered to guard us within the burgeoning electronic international? Have we turn into complacent approximately our own security—sharing our options, ideals and the main points of our day-by-day lives with a person who may possibly care to alleviate us of them?
In this attention-grabbing and compelling e-book, Misha Glenny, writer of the overseas most sensible vendor McMafia, explores the 3 basic threats dealing with us within the twenty-first century: cybercrime, cyberwarfare and cyberindustrial espionage. Governments and the personal area are wasting billions of bucks every year battling an ever-morphing, frequently invisible and infrequently supersmart new breed of felony: the hacker.
Glenny has traveled and trawled the realm. through exploring the increase and fall of the legal site DarkMarket he has exposed the main vibrant, alarming and illuminating tales. no matter if JiLsi or Matrix, Iceman, grasp Splynter or Lord Cyric; even if Detective Sergeant Chris Dawson in Scunthorpe, England, or Agent Keith Mularski in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Glenny has tracked down and interviewed all of the players—the criminals, the geeks, the police, the protection specialists and the victims—and he locations every body and every thing in a wealthy brew of politics, economics and history.
The result's easily unputdownable. DarkMarket is authoritative and entirely engrossing. It’s a must-read for everybody who makes use of a working laptop or computer: the fundamental crime ebook for our occasions.
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DarkMarket: how hackers became the new mafia [cyberthieves, cybercops and you] by Misha Glenny