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Worm: The First Digital World War

by Mark Bowden

Grove/Atlantic | February 14, 2013 | Hardcover

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From the author of Black Hawk Down comes the story of the battle between those determined to exploit the internet and those committed to protect it-the ongoing war taking place literally beneath our fingertips. The Conficker worm infected its first computer in November 2008 and within a month had infiltrated 1.5 million computers in 195 countries. Banks, telecommunications companies, and critical government networks (including the British Parliament and the French and German military) were infected. No one had ever seen anything like it. By January 2009 the worm lay hidden in at least eight million computers and the botnet of linked computers that it had created was big enough that an attack mightcrash the world. This is the gripping tale of the group of hackers, researches, millionaire Internet entrepreneurs, and computer security experts who united to defend the Internet from the Conficker worm: the story of the first digital world war.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 288 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.17 in

Published: February 14, 2013

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0802119832

ISBN - 13: 9780802119834

Found in: History

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Worm: The First Digital World War

Worm: The First Digital World War

by Mark Bowden

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 288 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.17 in

Published: February 14, 2013

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0802119832

ISBN - 13: 9780802119834

About the Book

Bowden, a bestselling author, has delivered a dramatic cyber-crime story that explores the Conficker Computer Worm, a potentially devastating computer virus that has baffled experts and infected as many as 12 million computers to date. Bowden has gained unprecedented access to the key players in the story and produced what could be his most important story to date. 288 pp. (Politics)

From the Publisher

From the author of Black Hawk Down comes the story of the battle between those determined to exploit the internet and those committed to protect it-the ongoing war taking place literally beneath our fingertips. The Conficker worm infected its first computer in November 2008 and within a month had infiltrated 1.5 million computers in 195 countries. Banks, telecommunications companies, and critical government networks (including the British Parliament and the French and German military) were infected. No one had ever seen anything like it. By January 2009 the worm lay hidden in at least eight million computers and the botnet of linked computers that it had created was big enough that an attack mightcrash the world. This is the gripping tale of the group of hackers, researches, millionaire Internet entrepreneurs, and computer security experts who united to defend the Internet from the Conficker worm: the story of the first digital world war.

About the Author

Mark Bowden is the author of seven books, including Black Hawk Down, The Best Game Ever, Killing Pablo, and Guests of the Ayatollah. He reported at The Philadelphia Inquirer for twenty years and now writes for Vanity Fair, The Atlantic, and other magazines. He lives in Oxford, Pennsylvania.