DarkMarket: CyberThieves, CyberCops and You

DarkMarket: CyberThieves, CyberCops and You

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By (author) Misha Glenny

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  • Publisher: The Bodley Head Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 304 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 232mm x 24mm | 422g
  • Publication date: 15 September 2011
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1847921272
  • ISBN 13: 9781847921277
  • Edition statement: Trade Paperback.
  • Sales rank: 220,113

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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.

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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.comtwitter: @MishaGlenny

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"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, like McMafia- Glenny's book on the international mafia - demonstrates how utterly we lack the shared supranational tools needed to fight cyber crime and is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand the world we live in" -- Roberto Saviano, Author Of Gomorrah "America and its Western allies are spending billions to perfect future cyber war capability, but Misha Glenny tells us that cyber crime is right here and has been for years - hiding in plain sight. Glenny's account of the international police hunt for a hacker known as Cha0, one of the most successful cyber criminals of our time, should be required reading for the world's cyber war generals." -- Seymour M. Hersh "Nobody writes more compellingly about contemporary international crime than the author of McMafia. Misha Glenny combines a terrific pace with the best journalistic practice and stylish writing ... Illuminating and terrifying" Globe and Mail, Canada