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Mafiaboy: A Portrait of the Hacker As a Young Man (Hardcover)

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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.

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 expose, 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.




ISBN 9780762770557
Genre TRUE CRIME / White Collar Crime
Format Hardcover
Pages 268
Publisher Date 2011-08-02 00:00:00.0
Publisher Lyons Pr
Copyright Year 2011
Height 9.25 in
Wdth 6.0 in
Thickness 0.75 in
Unit weight 1.1 lb
Language English
Subtitle A Portrait of the Hacker As a Young Man
Edition Detail Reprint
Audience General/trade
Authors Calce, Michael

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