Dark Market: CyberThieves, CyberCops and You

Dark Market: CyberThieves, CyberCops and You

Hardback

By (author) Misha Glenny

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  • Publisher: The Bodley Head Ltd
  • Format: Hardback | 304 pages
  • Dimensions: 164mm x 238mm x 34mm | 599g
  • Publication date: 15 September 2011
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1847921264
  • ISBN 13: 9781847921260
  • Sales rank: 197,667

Product description

The benefits of living in a digital, globalised society are enormous; so too are the dangers. The world has become a law enforcer's nightmare and every criminal's dream. We bank online, shop online, date, learn, work and live online. But have the institutions that keep us safe on the streets learned to protect us in the burgeoning digital world? Have we become complacent about our personal security - sharing our thoughts, beliefs and the details of our daily lives with anyone who cares to relieve us of them? In this fascinating and compelling book, Misha Glenny, author of the international bestseller "McMafia", explores the three fundamental threats facing us in the 21st century: cyber crime, cyber warfare and cyber industrial espionage. Governments and the private sector are losing billions of dollars each year, fighting an ever-morphing, often invisible, often super-smart new breed of criminal: the hacker. Glenny has travelled and trawled the world. And by exploring the rise and fall of the criminal website, "DarkMarket", he has uncovered the most vivid, alarming and illuminating stories. Whether JiLsi or Matrix, Iceman, Master Splynter or Lord Cyric; whether Detective Sergeant Chris Dawson in Scunthorpe or Agent Keith Mularski in Pittsburgh, Glenny has tracked down and interviewed all the players - the criminals, the geeks, the police, the security experts and the victims - and he places everyone and everything in a rich brew of politics, economics and history. The result is simply unputdownable. "DarkMarket" is authoritative and completely engrossing. It's a must-read for everyone who uses a computer: the essential crime book for our times.

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Author information

Misha Glenny is a distinguished journalist and historian. As the Central Europe Correspondent first for the Guardian and then for the BBC, he chronicled the collapse of communism and the wars in the former Yugoslavia. He won the Sony Gold Award for outstanding contribution to broadcasting. The author of four books, including the acclaimed McMafia, he has been regularly consulted by the US and European governments on major policy issues and ran an NGO for three years, assisting with the reconstruction of Serbia, Macedonia and Kosovo. He now lives in London. website: www.darkmarketinsider.com twitter: @MishaGlenny

Review quote

"DarkMarket tells you things you will have difficulty believing. This extraordinarily powerful book explores the shadowy world of modern crime, how it knows no borders and how impossible it is to combat. DarkMarket...is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand the world we live in" -- Roberto Saviano, Author Of Gomorrah "In DarkMarket, Misha Glenny does a superlative job of putting faces to the criminals and cops... This is a game of cat and mouse, subterfuge and sting, a protracted battle between cyberthieves and cybercops, and Glenny masterfully weaves the tale together" -- Davin O'Dwyer Irish Times "Be scared. Be very scared... Glenny's journey through the undergrowth of cybercrime is a dark read... Glenny presents a host of extraordinary characters as he tells the story of the past 20 years of online crime... This is a gripping tale, brilliantly researched" -- John Kampfner Sunday Times "Glenny is skilful at taking a world that might seem impenetrable and esoteric and making it human... Very readable... Glenny has had impressive access to the shadiest sides of the internet... The story Glenny tells is fascinating" -- Matt Warman Sunday Telegraph "Misha Glenny...tackles the rise and fall of DarkMarket and its key players with gusto... Glenny knows how to make this baffling world of DDos attacks, botnets and bulletproof hosting into compulsive, thriller-paced reading" Metro

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The benefits of living in a digital, globalised society are enormous; so too are the dangers. The world has become a law enforcer's nightmare and every criminal's dream. We bank online, shop online, date, learn, work and live online. But have the institutions that keep us safe on the streets learned to protect us in the burgeoning digital world? Have we become complacent about our personal security - sharing our thoughts, beliefs and the details of our daily lives with anyone who cares to relieve us of them? In this fascinating and compelling book, Misha Glenny, author of the international bestseller McMafia, explores the three fundamental threats facing us in the 21st century: cyber crime, cyber warfare and cyber industrial espionage. Governments and the private sector are losing billions of dollars each year, fighting an ever-morphing, often invisible, often super-smart new breed of criminal: the hacker. Glenny has travelled and trawled the world. And by exploring the rise and fall of the criminal website, DarkMarket, he has uncovered the most vivid, alarming and illuminating stories. Whether JiLsi or Matrix, Iceman, Master Splynter or Lord Cyric; whether Detective Sergeant Chris Dawson in Scunthorpe or Agent Keith Mularski in Pittsburgh, Glenny has tracked down and interviewed all the players - the criminals, the geeks, the police, the security experts and the victims - and he places everyone and everything in a rich brew of politics, economics and history. The result is simply unputdownable. DarkMarket is authoritative and completely engrossing. It's a must-read for everyone who uses a computer: the essential crime book for our times.