At Large

At Large

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Hailed as qa chilling portraitq by The Boston Globe and qa crafty thrillerq by Newsweek, this astonishing story of an obsessive hacker promises to change the way you look at the Internet forever. At Large chronicles the massive manhunt that united hard-nosed FBI agents, computer nerds, and uptight security bureaucrats against an elusive computer outlaw who broke into highly secured computer systems at banks, universities, federal agencies, and top-secret military weapons-research sites. Here is qa real-life tale of cops vs. hackers, by two technology writers with a flair for turning a complicated crime and investigation into a fast-moving edge-of-your-seat storyq (Kirkus Reviews, starred). At Large blows the lid off the frightening vulnerability of the global online network, which leaves not only systems, but also individuals, exposed.Phantomd was all over its computers, handing out access to his fellow marauders at Apocalypse Now. Here, Phantom Dialer was ... Then someone called Electron, asking whether anyone had credit-card numbers. Phantom Dialer wrote backanbsp;...

Title:At Large
Author:Charles C. Mann, David H. Freedman
Publisher:Simon and Schuster - 1998-06-03


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