Mafiaboy: A Portrait of the Hacker as a Young Man

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Globe Pequot Press, 2011 - 268 strani

In 2000, an unknown attacker brought down the websites of Amazon, CNN, Dell, E-TRADE, eBay, and Yahoo!, inciting panic from Silicon Valley to the White House. The FBI, police, and independent security experts launched a manhunt as President Clinton convened a cyber security summit to discuss how best to protect America’s information infrastructure from future attacks. Then, after hundreds of hours of wiretapping, law enforcement officials executed a late-night raid and came face-to-face with the most wanted man in cyberspace: a fifteen-year-old whose username was “Mafiaboy.” Despite requests from every major media outlet, that young man, Michael Calce, has never spoken publicly about his crimes—until now.


Equal parts true-crime thriller and exposé,Mafiaboy will take you on an electrifying tour of the fast-evolving twenty-first-century world of hacking—from disruptions caused by teens like Calce to organized crime and other efforts with potentially catastrophic results. It also includes a guide to protecting yourself online.



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Excellent read on how a clever young man quickly becomes very proficient at hacking. Demonstrates the dangers of too much unsupervised time and with no restrictions. Clearly a heads up for all busy parents. Celotno mnenje

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O avtorju (2011)

Michael Calce served eight months in open custody for the fifty-six charges on which he was convicted. He now writes a computer security column.


Craig Silverman is the author of Regret the Error: How Media Mistakes Pollute the Press and Imperil Free Speech. His articles have appeared in the New York Times, Vice, and Report on Business.

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