Imprint:House of Anansi Press - Toronto
Dimensions:9.25in x 6 x 0.7 in | 0.92 lb
Page Count:304 pages
Shortlisted for the Orwell Prize
" . . . an engrossing yarn . . . DarkMarket offers an eminently readable, witty narrative that sustains suspense until the very last pages." — Wall Street Journal
Do you think your computer is secure? Don’t be so confident, says Misha Glenny, acclaimed journalist and author of the international bestseller McMafia. His explosive new book DarkMarket explores the rise of hackers and how ? through cyber crime, cyber warfare, and cyber industrial espionage ? they have supplanted traditional crime syndicates to become the new global mafia.
Governments and the private sector are losing billions of dollars each year, fighting an ever-morphing, often invisible, and highly intelligent new breed of criminal: the hacker. By investigating the rise and fall of the criminal website DarkMarket, Glenny has uncovered the most vivid, alarming, and illuminating stories. He takes us from Google headquarters in California to Turkey’s National Intelligence Ageny in Istanbul to the Internet cafes of Odessa, Ukraine, to introduce us to and explain all the players in this clandestine world ? the criminals, the geeks, the police, the security experts, and the victims ? and he places everyone and everything in a rich brew of politics, economics and history.
Painstakingly researched and completely engrossing, DarkMarket takes us on a journey around the globe to unravel the biggest threats facing the twenty-first century. This is a must read for anyone who wants to learn about what is happening online and how to protect themselves.
Nobody writes more compellingly about contemporary international crime than the author of McMafia. Misha Glenny combines a terrific pace with the best journalistic practice and stylish writing . . . Illuminating and terrifying. - Martin Levin, Globe and Mail
Misha Glenny's journey through the undergrowth of cybercrime is a dark read. But this most assiduous of writers manages a deft feat. He has turned a subject that could be geekish, dull and frightening into an enjoyable page-turner . . . Glenny presents a host of extraordinary characters as he tells the story of the past 20 years of online crime . . . This is a gripping tale, brilliantly researched. - John Kampfner, Sunday Times
. . . a fast-paced journey through the murkiness of the Internet underworld . . . compelling . . . - Andrew Keen, New Scientist
...an engrossing yarn...DarkMarket offers an eminently readable, witty narrative that sustains suspense until the very last pages. - Evgeny Morozov, Wall Street Journal
[Misha Glenny] shines a light into a shady underworld... - Irish Independent
...fascinating... - Ed Lake, Telegraph
[Misha Glenny is] a master reporter...a truly remarkable story. - John Lloyd, Financial Times
Glenny accomplishes the herculean task of converting cryptic and tangled information into short, gripping chapters that often read like a high-tech thriller. - Publishers Weekly
A complex, eye-opening account ... scary reading. - Kirkus
Glenny has created a seriously thought-provoking work. - City AM
... a nonfiction page-turner filled with suspense and intrigue ... what a story ... - Irish Times
Misha Glenny describes the battle [against cyber crime] in chilling detail. - Francine Kopun, Toronto Star
... insightful and entertaining ... highly readable ... - Jeffrey Hunker, Globe and Mail
To date, the best insight we've got into the arcane world of cybercrime is DarkMarket. - John Naughton, Guardian
DarkMarket covers more physical territory than a Bourne movie ... riveting and comprehensive ... - Thomas Jones, Guardian
... highly readable ... fascinating ... - Matt Warman, Telegraph
... [Misha] Glenny is an expert ... all the things you think you know about cybercrime will be forever changed by Dark Market. - Aaron Broverman, Wallet Pop Canada
[Misha Glenny] possesses a savant-like ability to make startling links, and the investigative jones to follow up any far-flung lead right to the bitter end ... Thanks to DarkMarket, the world flitting beneath our Facebook pages and Twitter feeds is illuminated. - Richard Poplak, National Post
...required reading for anyone who wants to understand what's going on in the world today...DarkMarket works both as a thrilling read and as a primer for cyber self-defense. Highly recommended. - Tom Sandborn, Tyee
[DarkMarket commingles] politics, economics and culture...intriguing... - Stephen Heyman, T, the New York Times Style Magazine
Glenny constructs short, fast-paced chapters like movie scenes shot on location, then knits them together to form the full picture ... [he] does an admirable job of explaining the technical issues and dividing the complex story into understandable pieces. - Harriet Zaidman, Winnipeg Free Press
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