Takedown

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Hyperion, Dec 1, 1996 - Computers - 528 pages
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A gripping drama illuminating the good, bad and ugly of the computer world, here is the thrilling story of the ingenious capture of the Internet's most notorious cyberthief, Kevin Mitnick. Shimomura also offers clear and insightful explanations of how cyberspace works and the problems and controversies it has introduced.

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It's been a long time since I read this book but Its a facinating story that you can read both sides of. Look up Kevin Mitnick's Ghost in the Wires for the other side of the story. Together they are an amazing combination.
A fantastic story of how the FBI along with the help of Tsutomu Shimomura (shimmy) tracked down and captured Kevin Mitnick.
Slightly technical at times but a must read for any computer user.
 

Review: Takedown: The Pursuit and Capture of Kevin Mitnick, America's Most Wanted Computer Outlaw - By the Man Who Did It

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MY ACURA MY HOT GIRLFRIEND ME ME ME ME ME ME I ME ME MY MY MIIIINE 90% of the author patting himself on the back for being such an awesome human being, 10% interesting story about Mitnick's capture. Read full review

Contents

JULIAS RETURN
7
TOAD HALL
19
DAMAGE CONTROL
49
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About the author (1996)

John Markoff is Professor of Sociology and History at the University of Pittsburgh. He has published extensively in sociological, historical and political science journals. His recent work includes The Great Wave of Democracy in Historical Perspective (Cornell University Western Societies Monograph 32), The Abolition of Feudalism: Peasants, Lords and Legislators in the French Revolution (The Pennsylvania State University Press and (with Gilbert Shapiro) Revolutionary Demands: A Content Analysis of the Cahiers de Dol ances (Stanford University Press).