The Hacker Crackdown: Law and Disorder on the Electronic Frontier

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IndyPubl., 2002 - Computers - 292 pages
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Investigates the rising tide of electronic crimes, probing the issues and personalities involved in wire fraud, 800-number abuse, and computer break-ins that threaten national security.

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User Review  - ballfresno - LibraryThing

Glad I read it. A real nostalgia trip. A bit rambly in places and probably not best read on an e-reader due to several large excerpts from reports. However, a good record of some interesting times in the early days of the Internet (early for the lay public, that is). Read full review

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User Review  - sgarnell - LibraryThing

A true accounting of hacking in the 1990's. It may read a bit like an action SF, but this is history. A must read for all Cyberpunk fans of Sterling. Read full review

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About the author (2002)

Bruce Sterling is a recent winner of the Nebula Award and the author of the nonfiction book "The Hacker Crackdown" as well as novels and short story collections. He co-authored, with William Gibson, the critically acclaimed novel "The Difference Engine." He lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife and daughter.

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