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The Resource Worm : the first digital world war, Mark Bowden

Worm : the first digital world war, Mark Bowden

Label
Worm : the first digital world war
Title
Worm
Title remainder
the first digital world war
Statement of responsibility
Mark Bowden
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Journalist Mark Bowden delivers a look at the ongoing and largely unreported war taking place literally beneath our fingertips. When the Conficker computer worm was unleashed on the world in November 2008, cybersecurity experts did not know what to make of it. Was it a platform for criminal profit, or a weapon? The worm, exploiting security flaws in Microsoft Windows, grew at an astonishing rate, infecting millions of computers around the world within weeks. Once the worm infiltrated one system it was able to link that system with others to form a single network under illicit outside control, a situation known as a "botnet, " soon capable of overpowering any of the vital computer networks that today control banking, telephone service, energy flow, air traffic, health-care information, even the Internet itself. This book reports on the battle between those determined to exploit the Internet and those committed to protect it.--From publisher description
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1951-
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Bowden, Mark
Dewey number
005.84
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Cyberterrorism
  • Computer crimes
  • Computer viruses
Label
Worm : the first digital world war, Mark Bowden
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
Zero -- MS08-067 -- Remote thread injection -- An ocean of suckers -- The X-men -- Digital detectives -- A note from the trenches -- Another huge win -- Mr. Joffe goes to Washington -- Cybarmageddon -- April fools
Control code
000047823673
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 291 p.
Isbn
9781611855937
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Label
Worm : the first digital world war, Mark Bowden
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
Zero -- MS08-067 -- Remote thread injection -- An ocean of suckers -- The X-men -- Digital detectives -- A note from the trenches -- Another huge win -- Mr. Joffe goes to Washington -- Cybarmageddon -- April fools
Control code
000047823673
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 291 p.
Isbn
9781611855937
Isbn Type
(pbk.)

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