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    DescriptionSuelette Dreyfus and her co-author, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, tell the extraordinary true story of the computer underground, and the bizarre lives and crimes of an elite ring of international hackers who took on the establishment. Spanning three continents and a decade of high level infiltration, they created chaos amongst some of the world's biggest and most powerful organisations, including NASA and the US military. Brilliant and obsessed, many of them found themselves addicted to hacking and phreaking. Some descended into drugs and madness, others ended up in jail. As riveting as the finest detective novel and meticulously researched, Underground follows the hackers through their crimes, their betrayals, the hunt, raids and investigations. It is a gripping tale of the digital underground.


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    Title
    Underground
    Subtitle
    Tales of Hacking, Madness and Obsession on the Electronic Frontier
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Suelette Dreyfus, By (author) Julian Assange
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 512
    Width: 134 mm
    Height: 212 mm
    Thickness: 40 mm
    Weight: 522 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780857862594
    ISBN 10: 0857862596
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1MBF
    BIC E4L: CRI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T18.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Libri: ENGM4500
    BIC subject category V2: BTC
    LC classification: QA
    DC22: 364.168
    B&T General Subject: 229
    BISAC V2.8: SOC026000
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Subject Code: XG
    Abridged Dewey: 005
    B&T Approval Code: C39208200
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: COM079000
    B&T Approval Code: A93663050
    BISAC V2.8: LCO000000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 16360
    BISAC V2.8: COM053000
    BIC subject category V2: URH
    LC subject heading: ,
    Libri: HACK2000
    BIC subject category V2: 1MBF
    BISAC V2.8: HIS054000, TRU005000
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: DNXC, URH
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1MBF
    Edition
    2
    Edition statement
    Main ed
    Publisher
    Canongate Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Canongate Books Ltd
    Publication date
    01 May 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Edinburgh
    Author Information
    Dr Suelette Dreyfus is an award-winning writer and journalist. In addition to writing the first major book about computer hacking in Australia, Underground, she was the Associate Producer of a documentary about hackers. Her articles have appeared in magazines and newspapers such as The Independent, The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald and The Australian. She begain work on Underground while completing her PhD. She is a Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne, where she runs several major research projects in information systems. Julian Assange is an internet activist, journalist and publisher. Born and raised in Australia, Julian is the founder, spokesperson and editor in chief of WikiLeaks, a whistleblower website that started in 2006. In 2010, WikiLeaks begans to publish hundreds of thousands of classified details about American involvement in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, which created a media storm. At the end of 2010, the site published a series of classified US diplomatic cables, now known as Cablegate.
    Review quote
    An astonishing book. - Sydney Morning Herald