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House of Anansi, Sep 20, 2011 - Computer crimes - 320 pages
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Shortlisted for the Orwell Prize and the CWA Gold Dagger for Non-Fiction Award

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 twenty-first 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, and highly intelligent 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 Bolton 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. DarkMarketis 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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DARKMARKET: Cyberthieves, Cybercops, and You

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A complex, eye-opening account of cybercrime, one of the world's fastest growing sectors of criminal activity.Former BBC Central Europe correspondent Glenny (McMafia: A Journey Through the Global ... Read full review

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Thanks to the relentless march of technology, we can check email in bed, have intercontinental sex on Skype, update our blogs on the street, and even tweet on the toilet. Meanwhile, our personal ... Read full review



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Misha Glenny is the international bestselling author ofMcMafia: A Journey Through the Global Criminal Underworld;DarkMarket: Cyberthieves, Cybercops and You, which was shortlisted for the Orwell Prize and named aGlobe and MailTop 100 Book;The Rebirth of History;The Fall of Yugoslavia, which won the Overseas Press Club Award for Best Book on Foreign Affairs; andThe Balkans: 1804-1999. He was an International Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, D.C., and a visiting professor at the London School of Economics. He has worked as a political consultant in southeastern Europe, and is regularly consulted by U.S. and European governments on Balkan issues. He is a regular contributor to newspapers and magazines such as theGuardian,London Review of Books, theGlobe and Mail, theNew Statesman, theWashington Post, and theFinancial Times. He lives in London, U.K.

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