Worm: The First Digital World War

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Grove/Atlantic, Incorporated, Mar 1, 2012 - Science - 300 pages
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Worm is the gripping story of the 'Conficker' virus- which, since its introduction in November 2008, has infected millions of computers around the world - and the cyber security elites who have joined forces in a high-tech game of cops and robbers to find its creators and defeat them.

This dramatic cybercrime story travels from the Ukraine to the United States (and all parts in between) to explore the next frontier in terrorism. It is the story of a dazzling battle of wits over the future of the Internet. In Worm, Mark Bowden delivers an unputdownable account of the ongoing and largely unreported war taking place literally beneath our fingertips.

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User Review  - Eric Kolb - Goodreads

This book had a challenging premise. Focusing on the team responding to the Confickr worm - a threat that always had enormous potential to do great harm, but one that never mobilized - Bowden had the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jeff Goldenberg - Goodreads

This book is full of simple technical errors that will drive you nuts if you know anything about the internet. Read full review

About the author (2012)

Mark Bowden is the author of seven books, including Black Hawk Down. He was a reporter for the Philadelphia Inquirer for twenty years and now writes for Vanity Fair, The Atlantic and other magazines.

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