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  • Title: DarkMarket: Cyberthieves, Cybercops and You
  • Author: Misha Glenny
  • ISBN: 9781847921260
  • Page: 315
  • Format: Hardcover
  • This extraordinarily powerful book demonstrates how utterly we lack the shared supranational tools needed to fight cybercrime Essential reading Roberto Saviano, author of Gommorah The benefits of living in a digital, globalized society are enormous so too are the dangers The world has become a law enforcer s nightmare and every criminal s dream We bank online s This extraordinarily powerful book demonstrates how utterly we lack the shared supranational tools needed to fight cybercrime Essential reading Roberto Saviano, author of Gommorah The benefits of living in a digital, globalized society are enormous so too are the dangers The world has become a law enforcer s nightmare and every criminal s dream We bank online shop online date, learn, work and live online But have the institutions that keep us safe on the streets learned to protect us in the burgeoning digital world Have we become complacent about our personal security sharing our thoughts, beliefs and the details of our daily lives with anyone who might care to relieve us of them In this fascinating and compelling book, Misha Glenny, author of the international best seller McMafia, explores the three fundamental threats facing us in the twenty first century cybercrime, cyberwarfare and cyberindustrial espionage Governments and the private sector are losing billions of dollars each year fighting an ever morphing, often invisible and often supersmart new breed of criminal the hacker Glenny has traveled and trawled the world By exploring the rise and fall of the criminal website DarkMarket he has uncovered the most vivid, alarming and illuminating stories Whether JiLsi or Matrix, Iceman, Master Splynter or Lord Cyric whether Detective Sergeant Chris Dawson in Scunthorpe, England, or Agent Keith Mularski in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Glenny has tracked down and interviewed all the players the criminals, the geeks, the police, the security experts and the victims and he places everyone and everything in a rich brew of politics, economics and history The result is simply unputdownable DarkMarket is authoritative and completely engrossing It s a must read for everyone who uses a computer the essential crime book for our times.
    DarkMarket Cyberthieves Cybercops and You This extraordinarily powerful book demonstrates how utterly we lack the shared supranational tools needed to fight cybercrime Essential reading Roberto Saviano author of Gommorah The benefits of livi

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    1. Facsinating story let down in places by workmanlike prose and a confusing cast of characters A dramatis personae would not have gone amis.Also I m annoyed that he didn t tell us the outcome of the Dietmar Lingel trial Did I miss something These complaints aside it s impossible not to be impressed by the hours of research and good old fashioned journalistic leg work that goes into something like this For a little taster of what s in the book you can listen to Glenny on the RSA podcastthersa event [...]

    2. Cut up your credit cards, close down your PC, cancel on line banking, hide your money under the mattress After reading Misha Glenny s investigation of cybercrime you will find it hard to believe anything is safe If you haven t been affected yet, put it down to luck But don t doubt that it is coming to an ATM near you any time soon.DarkMarket is the story of a loose alliance of mainly young geeks, sufficiently bored, sufficiently savvy and sufficiently amoral, who find ways of helping themselves [...]

    3. A strong, compelling work of modern literary journalism Leaves one fearful for our ignorance and vulnerability in this particular area of crime.

    4. Glenny s secret here as with his earlier McMafia is to take a fragmented subject which has many real world loose ends and forge something close to a novel type structure which makes the whole story accessible Certainly the issues here are serious although it is slightly oversold as most of the crime is credit card fraud although there is an astonishing amount of that Its difficult to see how our national law order systems ever get to grips with an international problem like this particularly whe [...]

    5. Published in 2011, an action packed account of the events and characters involved in the rise, operation and decimation of several high profile online marketplaces that provided a venue for scammers, credit card fraudsters, hackers, and such cyber criminals, to build reputations, form connections, and exchange goods and services Key insights from the book Cultural, political, legal and societal differences between countries give rise, as with any criminal activity, to loopholes that lawbreakers [...]

    6. This was an easy read which was actually a disappointment as I was expecting something a bit serious and less like a novel It was a little dumbed down which I think is unnecessary with the younger audience who surely know what the internet is but need to understand about the dangers of using your credit card There were a lot of characters and I occasionally got lost between remembering thier real name and thier virtual identity There were a few loose ends but I can live with that.I think the t [...]

    7. I work in this field This is one of the most misleading inaccurate titles I ve read It doesn t give a good understanding of the field and skirts around some of the most important issues around See the definition of viruses, trojans and worms for just how wrong this book is It actually hurt to read at points.This is incredibly disappointing because Misha Glenny is a fantastic journalist who cut his teeth doing war journalism in the Balkans.

    8. Cringe worthy.While I had a few problems with this book, my primary one was undoubtedly the writing style, which seemed too colloquial, simplistic and almost condescending to any adult See, for example, how the footnote on page 34 ends an explanation on the differences between viruses, worms and trojans with But, basically, they all do bad things to your computer.

    9. This book comes in two guises DarkMarket Cyberthieves, Cybercops and You, and DarkMarket How Hackers Became the New Mafia Each has a different cover design and a different ISBN, however the text is the same in each The narrative is an easy and fairly informative read It s not techie which was a bit of a let down for me but I can see why that would have put people off.With any non fiction, I like to see lots of references, endnotes etc since they give the impression that the work was well researc [...]

    10. We all know whats going on in the world of cyber internet world but can not asossiate with it in real terms.

    11. I heard Misha Glenny talk at the Borders Book Festival in Melrose in June As soon as I reached home, I ordered this book on kindle Fascinating, informative, terrifying in many ways

    12. I gave this book four stars despite the fact that it is not an easy book to read and leaves you with a sense of hopelessness about the safety of anything of yours including your own identity that can be manipulated via the Internet.DarkMarketis explores the three fundamental threats facing us in the twenty first century cybercrime, cyberwarfare and cyber industrial espionage Governments and the private sector are losing billions of dollars each year fighting an ever morphing, invisible, ruthless [...]

    13. There s something off about this book, and I can t decide whether or not it s even Misha Glenny s fault The guys involved with DarkMarket seem as vapid as the generic screen names they choose for themselves, so, in lieu of anything resembling a compelling character, technology itself steps in as the book s default protagonist Glenny tries his best to frame the story as an international true crime thriller, but the chain of micro events is stacked against him Still, he does a good job of explaini [...]

    14. Misha Glenny tracks the personalities and networks in todays lucrative cybercrime system It s amazing to meet the young, sometimes idealistic hacker types who set up knowledge exchanges to teach each other how to cash out credit card numbers, find security holes and operate with international online cash systems specially designed to mask identities and origins Ukraine is a major center of activity, and interestingly Pittsburgh has developed a post rust belt strength in cyber security Thrilling [...]

    15. I fully intended to read just 20 pages day, which meant it would have taken me 2 weeks to read this book Well, that did not happen I really felt compelled to keep reading it for 2 reasons 1 the structure, and 2 the content With respect to number 1, I appreciated the division into books, parts, and chapters Say what you will about me being anal retentive, this division made this huge load of information easily digestible and a quick read.With respect to number 2, it was revelatory Examples page [...]

    16. The book DarkMarket, Cyberthieves, Cybercops and You by Misha Glenny brilliantly shows the dark cyber world in the internet realm Misha Glenny uses uncanny accuracy in shedding light on the scenes behind the forums and sites that computer hackers dwell I enjoyed playing Dungeon and Dragons while a teen This dark world parallels Dungeon and Dragons in many ways It does in that Dungeon and Dragon players are portrayed through their chosen characters as the cyberthieves are portrayed through their [...]

    17. This is so inaccurate it s criminal The author is so out of his depth this reads like some spoof.Now let me get back to phishing my hacker trojan on my alienware laptop a must have hacker accessory so I can worm a pdf reader app into a shell and download a cracker onto my dark site through an encrypted ICQ channel.If you read this sentence without choking the alienware comment is a genuine line from the book, it made me giggle, so did buffer overload then it might be safe for you to read this bo [...]

    18. Well the book is boring and exciting at times, it start pretty dull at first but starting chapter 14 it start picking up The way I see from chapter 14 onward is like comic showdown between the characters main due they sound like the X men because of their nicknames that is and also the structure of storytelling gets in into superheroes stuff where the good guys was betrayed and change and turn into the big evil dudes that wanted to destroy everything that get in his way, and couples of stranger [...]

    19. I found this book deeply disturbing, in a way that says truth is stranger than fiction All the disturbing because it is real, rather like having a nightmare only to awake to find that it wasn t a dream after all.I can t suggest that I understood all of the technicalities but it was clear enough that there is a new underworld out there An underworld that dabbles in things very dear to all of us, like swiping your credit card without fear The apparent extent of the problem and the inability of va [...]

    20. This book is a mess, and it s only getting the second star because I find the subject matter interesting.I realise that trying to find a timeline for the book would ve been difficult, but this thing jumps all over the damn place in both time and space that it s difficult to follow the various threads of the story There doesn t really seem to be a central character in all of it, which would ve helped even the focus on DarkMarket is muddied by the way Glenny sets it up in the context of other card [...]

    21. Darkmarket is great investigative reporting about a murky subject Like so many other things Internet, the perpetrators of cybercrime do things online that they d never have the ability or the personality to do when dealing with people face to face, and they lie and inflate their self importance as naturally as breathing or swiping credit cards.The result of all this murkiness is a confusing book that keeps you wondering exactly who is whom and who is on which side It s eye opening, though It s n [...]

    22. Good backgrounder on cyber crime Written in 2011 but is informative on the subject of Hacking that is being thrown around these days.

    23. Dark Market just isn t as good as Misha Glenny s previous book McMafia That was a roller coaster ride through the world of organised crime, funny and shocking Dark Market is of a short road trip to an unpleasant place populated by weird characters The basic story is reasonably interesting though hardly what I would call riveting the rise and fall of website that acted as a focal point for credit card hacking and some of the characters are colourful enough in their own right But, overall, the wr [...]

    24. A very easy to read book about a very interesting topic The book reviews the development of crime and law enforcing in the Internet from its inception and goes into the details of how law enforces can work together, or and to the determent of US law enforcing foolishly compete and thus put in risk law enforcement operations It also attempts to push the point that those behind internet crime are not classic criminals and that to bring them into the fold and away from crime will require a differen [...]

    25. This was really interesting subject matter, but didn t quite have the treatment I wanted Glenny seemed to really struggle to form a narrative out of the content The writing meanders back and forth through various people, and in order to pad out the wordcount, it offers a large amount of unnecessary detail about their lives Technical details are unfortunately sparse and unexplained and the writing often seemed to come with a lot of the author s voice and bias attached It was definitely an interes [...]

    26. I got interested in this book when a good friend of mine and a colleague mentioned that he s reading it The pure mention of subject made me interested However, my friend warned me that he was hooked at the beginning but soon started struggling with it Confusing characters, skipping from one to another and from one part of the story to another between chapters, unimportant digressions, repetitions and missing technical details are or less the cause of it However, simple facts in this story are w [...]

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