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By Misha Glenny

The advantages of dwelling in a electronic, globalized society are huge, immense; so too are the risks. the realm has develop into a legislation enforcer’s nightmare and each criminal’s dream. We financial institution on-line; store on-line; date, research, paintings and stay on-line. yet have the associations that continue us secure at the streets realized to guard us within the burgeoning electronic global? Have we turn into complacent approximately our own security—sharing our techniques, ideals and the main points of our day-by-day lives with an individual who may care to alleviate us of them?
In this attention-grabbing and compelling ebook, Misha Glenny, writer of the overseas top vendor McMafia, explores the 3 basic threats dealing with us within the twenty-first century: cybercrime, cyberwarfare and cyberindustrial espionage. Governments and the non-public zone are wasting billions of greenbacks every year struggling with an ever-morphing, usually invisible and sometimes supersmart new breed of legal: the hacker.
Glenny has traveled and trawled the realm. by way of exploring the increase and fall of the felony site DarkMarket he has exposed the main bright, alarming and illuminating tales. no matter if JiLsi or Matrix, Iceman, grasp Splynter or Lord Cyric; no matter if Detective Sergeant Chris Dawson in Scunthorpe, England, or Agent Keith Mularski in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Glenny has tracked down and interviewed the entire players—the criminals, the geeks, the police, the safety specialists and the victims—and he areas every person and every thing in a wealthy brew of politics, economics and history.
The result's easily unputdownable. DarkMarket is authoritative and fully engrossing. It’s a must-read for everybody who makes use of a working laptop or computer: the fundamental crime ebook for our occasions.

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It is a way of scrambling language using digitally generated keys, the permutations of which are so astronomical mathematically that it can only be revealed if you know the password. For the moment, encrypted documents are effectively secure, although Washington’s National Security Agency (NSA), the most powerful digital spy agency in the world, is always working on ways to crack them. Among the cyber-criminal fraternity, rumours already abound that the NSA and its intelligence-gathering partners in Canada, Britain, Australia and New Zealand possess the ability to break these public encryption systems using its Orwellian Echelon system.

Its only rivals are cousins in the family of digital behemoths, like Facebook, Microsoft and Amazon. But not even these three are quite able to boast the success that Google can, in assisting, guiding and monitoring our lives as its cavernous servers spit out gazillions of bytes of requested information while slurping up and storing individual and collective data profiles of billions of humans. This data, of course, reveals much more about us than we know ourselves. One shudders to think what might happen if the information fell into the wrong hands.

If only he could prove that this person had never handed his password out to anyone, then he might just have a case. And that is why DS Dawson was so keen to talk to the Reverend Andrew Arun John. If John confirmed this, then Dawson could charge the suspect with a specific crime of online fraud, and a judge would almost certainly refuse bail. Dawson could then embark on the Herculean task of wading through this ocean of documentation. 3 MR HYDE OF LAGOS 2003 was the year that Adewale Taiwo received his BSc in chemical engineering from the University of Lagos.

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