Crime Dot Com

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Crime Dot Com

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Author :   Geoff White
Publisher :   Reaktion Books
Published :   10/08/2020
ISBN :   9781789142853
Format :   Hardback
Pages :   336
Size (mm) :   235x159x36
Weight (g) :   700

On May 4, 2000, an email that read 'kindly check the attached LOVELETTER' was sent from a computer in the Philippines. Attached was a virus, the Love Bug, and within days it had been circulated across the globe, paralyzing banks, broadcasters, and businesses... Read more
On May 4, 2000, an email that read 'kindly check the attached LOVELETTER' was sent from a computer in the Philippines. Attached was a virus, the Love Bug, and within days it had been circulated across the globe, paralyzing banks, broadcasters, and businesses in its wake, and extending as far as the UK Parliament and, reportedly, the Pentagon. The outbreak presaged a new era of online mayhem: the age of crime dot com. In this book, investigative journalist Geoff White charts the astonishing development of hacking, from its conception in the United States' hippy tech community in the 1970s, through its childhood among the ruins of the Eastern Bloc, to its coming of age as one of the most dangerous and pervasive threats to our connected world.