Kingpin

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Kevin Poulsen: Kingpin (2010, Crown Publishers)

English language

Published Oct. 19, 2010 by Crown Publishers.

ISBN:
978-0-307-58868-5
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OCLC Number:
635461083

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Former hacker Kevin Poulsen has, over the past decade, built a reputation as one of the top investigative reporters on the cybercrime beat. In Kingpin, he pours his unmatched access and expertise into book form for the first time, delivering a gripping cat-and-mouse narrative -- and an unprecedented view into the twenty-first century's signature form of organized crime. The word spread through the hacking underground like some unstoppable new virus: Someone -- some brilliant, audacious crook -- had just staged a hostile takeover of an online criminal network that siphoned billions of dollars from the US economy. The FBI rushed to launch an ambitious undercover operation aimed at tracking down this new kingpin; other agencies around the world deployed dozens of moles and double agents. Together, the cybercops lured numerous unsuspecting hackers into their clutches. Yet at every turn, their main quarry displayed an uncanny ability to sniff out their …

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An easy narrative nonfiction read about the absolutely unhinged nature of American carding industry circa in the hay day of the naughty aughties. The cast is colorful, the story interesting and it’s just a fun ride.

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