["Worm"] is well-written and informative, capturing a key episode in a fast-moving field we all need to better understand. "The Washington Post"
When Mark Bowden writes, smart readers pay attention. . . . Bowden is a deserved brand name a superb reporter and compelling narrative writer, whether his subject is war in a forlorn land ("Black Hawk Down," set in Somalia) or a variety of others in seven other books ("Killing Pablo," "Guests of the Ayatollah," etc.). And now we have the current masterpiece, "Worm." "The Philadelphia Inquirer"
Worm is a solid although disquieting read for anyone with a stake in the Internet s continued smooth functioningand these days, isn t that just about all of us? "Pop Matters"
In the world of nonfiction, Bowden is an ace, a writer with guts and gusto. . . ["Worm"] does a terrific job of setting the groundwork, turning the highly technical into something comprehensible. "The Seattle Times"
Worm details a digital-age battle between good and evil . . . It is a harbinger of the future, where threats to the cyber domain are as real and potentially cataclysmic as a weapon of mass destruction. "Military Review"
Bowden . . . gives this account of the computer world s efforts to neutralize the Conficker worm the flavor of a riveting report from the digital battlefield s front lines. . . . A nerve-wracking but first-rate inside peek into the world of cybercrime and its vigilant adversaries. "Booklist"
[T]he thumbs of every 30-something untergeek will still Tweet in ecstasy at seeing technical terms like NCP/IP, Port 445, and MS08-067 spread across the pages of a mainstream book. But the rest of us should take Mark Bowden s warnings with the utmost seriousness because of the growing threats to our wired world. "New York Journal of Books"
[T]his book chronicles a larger threat and should be on the shelves not just of computer collections, but any general lending library. "The Midwest Book Review"
People have compared cybercrime to a type of warfare. And after reading Mark Bowden s fast-paced "Worm: The First Digital World War," it s easy to see why. "South Bend Tribune"
Excellent. . . a screen grab of a kaleidoscopic video with a projection growing bigger by the day, a sound getting louder by the hour. "The Oregonian"
[A] story that readers will find entertaining, informative, andhopefullya little alarming. "Lawfare"
Bowden is a sharp, funny writer who can convey a complex narrative in crisp terms . . . A brief, punch reminder of our high-tech vulnerabilities. "Kirkus Reviews"
[Bowden] delivers a dramatic cyber crime story that explores . . . a devastating computer virus and a potential weapon in war. "Publishers Weekly""show more