It’s a great time to let UK Cyber Security Association members and followers know about the 25% discount on Geoff White’s new book, Crime Dot Com. Pre order it here – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Crime-Dot-Com-Viruses-Rigging/dp/1789142857
It’s also a great time to publish a book on cybercrime. The recent Intelligence and Security Committee report on Russia has pushed tech security up the news agenda, and usefully, Crime Dot Com traces the backstory of the Cozy Bear and Fancy Bear hacking groups from the fall of the Berlin Wall to the rise of Donald Trump (and many other cybercrime stories besides).
On 4 May 2000, an email that read ‘kindly check the attached LOVELETTER’ was sent from the Philippines. Attached was a virus, the Love Bug, and within days it had paralysed banks, broadcasters and businesses across the globe. The outbreak presaged a new era of online mayhem: the age of Crime Dot Com had begun.
Investigative journalist Geoff White charts the astonishing development of hacking, from its conception in America’s hippy tech community in the 1970s, through its childhood among the ruins of the Eastern Bloc, to its coming of age as the most pervasive threat to our digital world. He takes us inside the workings of real-life cybercrimes, drawing on interviews with those behind the most devastating hacks and revealing how the tactics employed by high-tech crooks are being harnessed by nation states to target voters, cripple power networks and prepare, even, for cyber-war.
From Anonymous to the Dark Web, Ashley Madison to election rigging, Crime Dot Com is a thrilling, dizzying and terrifying account of hacking, past and present, and of what the future has in store and how we might protect ourselves from it.
‘Geoff White is one of the most authoritative reporters on cybercrime, and Crime Dot Com is an informative, accessible and entertaining tour of the cyber underworld.’ Rory Cellan-Jones, BBC News.
‘Geoff White writes with insight and flair about a subject that concerns everyone or should do. Criminals, hooligans, hostile state actors and terrorists attack our computers and networks every minute of the day . . . Crime Dot Com joins the dots, painting a well-informed, easy-to-understand picture.’ Edward Lucas, author of Deception: Spies, Lies and How Russia Dupes the West.
Pre order it here – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Crime-Dot-Com-Viruses-Rigging/dp/1789142857