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At Large David H. Freedman

At Large By David H. Freedman

At Large by David H. Freedman


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AT LARGE is the astonishing, never-before-revealed tale of perhaps the biggest and certainly the most disturbing computer breach of security to date, with ominous indications of the frightening vulnerability of the global on-line network

At Large Summary

At Large: The Case Of The World's Biggest Internet Invasion by David H. Freedman

For two years a computer break-in artist known only as Phantom Dialer seized control of hundreds - perhaps thousands - of computer networks around the world. Frightened network administrators watched helplessly as the intruder methodically slipped into universities, corporations, banks, and military facilities, including top-secret weapons-research sites. Working up to twenty hours a day, Phantom Dialer obsessively broke into one network after another - and no-one knew who he was or what he was after. Was he a spy? Was he laying the groundwork for a single massive theft? As the number of victims mounted, Phantom Dialer became the subject of the first major investigation of the FBI's new computer-crime squad and one of the biggest manhunts in the history of electronic crime. Though it reads like a thriller, AT LARGE is more than just a spellbinding account of one of the stranger episodes of the electronic 1990s. It is also a sharply observed group portrait of the new wired world and an expose of the technical flaws at its very core.

About David H. Freedman

David H.Freedman, editor of INC. TECHNOLOGY and a contributing editor to DISCOVER, is the author of BRAINMAKERS. Charles C. Mann, a contributing editor of THE ATLANTIC MONTHLY and SCIENCE magazine, is the co-author of NOAH'S CHOICE and THE SECOND CREATION.

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GOR005558599
9780684824642
0684824647
At Large: The Case Of The World's Biggest Internet Invasion by David H. Freedman
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Simon & Schuster Ltd
19980202
320
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