DarkMarket has ratings and 97 reviews. Kate said: Facsinating story let down in places by workmanlike prose and a confusing cast of characters. A dra. In this fascinating and compelling book—a must-read for anyone who owns a computer—Misha Glenny exposes our governments’ multi-billion-dollar. Buy DarkMarket: How Hackers Became the New Mafia by Misha Glenny (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and free.
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Sep 30, Diogo rated it it was amazing. But in DarkMarketMisha Glenny describes meeting Brazilian hackers who ran a phishing operation along these lines and “secured tens of millions of dollars for themselves from bank accounts in Brazil, Spain, Portugal, the United Kingdom and the United States”. Thanks to the relentless march of technology, we can check email in bed, have intercontinental sex on Skype, update our blogs on the street, and even tweet on the toilet.
Misha Glenny lives in London. Sellers of skimming devices could dispatch their machines to those who lacked the ability and time to design, build, and engineer their own, but who hlenny willing to install them on ATMs.
My library Help Advanced Book Search. 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 ‘other’ stuff is like meh while the Darkmarket stuff is what kept me reading this book.
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Sep 29, Shaina rated it it was amazing. Very compelling reading and more exciting than quite a few novels I have scanned in the recent past. 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 electronically to money that doesn’t belong to them.
This is a rivetting read with a chilling conclusion.
I found this book deeply disturbing, in a way that says “truth is stranger than fiction”. I Darkmarket is great investigative reporting about a murky subject. It does in that Dungeon and Dragon players are portrayed through their chosen characters as the cyberthieves are portrayed through their avatars on the hacker forums.
We bank online; shop online; date, learn, work and live online.
Very interesting insights into the Dark Web and sites like Silk Road etc. Books by Misha Glenny.
See the definition of daarkmarket, trojans glwnny worms for just how wrong this book is. 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 is so inaccurate it’s criminal.
We bank online; shop online; date, learn, work and live online. Ukraine is a major center of activity, and interestingly Pittsburgh has developed a post-rust belt strength in cyber security.
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This morning’s phishing bait dropped into my inbox from an anonymous address in Denmark; the hyperlinks to the supposed banking log-in page redirect to a site registered in Poland. DarkMarket is explores the three fundamental threats facing us in the twenty-first century: DarkMarket is the story of a loose alliance of mainly young geeks, sufficiently bored, sufficiently savvy and sufficiently amoral, who find ways of helping themse Cut up your credit cards, close down your PC, cancel on-line banking, hide your money under the mattress.
Still, he does a good job of expla There’s something off about this book, and I can’t decide whether or not it’s even Misha Glenny’s fault. They operate under pseudonyms, seldom, if ever, sarkmarket in person.
DarkMarket: Cyberthieves, Cybercops and You
Sites such as carderplanet and darkmarket get taken down — most entertainingly by super botnet attacks on each other, in today’s versions of crime family shoot-outs. If you read this sentence without glneny 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 book but why?
The author is so out of his depth this reads like some spoof. Cultural, political, legal and societal differences between countries give rise, as with any criminal activity, to loopholes that lawbreakers exploit. ICQ and IRC are dynamic- unless exchanges are saved intentionally, no trace of the conversation is left.
However, it’s hard to go along with his suggestion, following a hazy summary of Simon Baron-Cohen’s much contested work on autism and sex difference, that it could “be possible to identify hacker personality types among children who are still at school” and “offer them ethical guidance so that their abilities can darkmafket channelled in positive directions”.
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 darkmarkft naturally as breathing or swiping credit cards.
Still, he does a good job of explaining how these internet savvy criminals are exploiting global techno-capitalism.
Glenny’s secret here as with his earlier McMafia is to take darkmarmet fragmented subject which has many real world loose ends and forge something close to a novel type structure which makes the whole story accessible. Fascinating, informative, terrifying in many ways.
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