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Masters of Deception Joshua Quittner

Masters of Deception By Joshua Quittner

Masters of Deception by Joshua Quittner

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The story of a group of computer hackers from New York's poor neighbourhoods. At the heart of the book is an intense gang war that erupted when a hacker group from Texas discovered the New York gang on a computer bulletin-board. The warfare developed into an electronic battle of vast proportions.

Masters of Deception Summary

Masters of Deception: The Electronic "West Side Story" - Gang Warfare by Computer by Joshua Quittner

A brilliant, fast-paced book about computer hackers in New York - a gang of kids who call themselves 'Masters of Deception' (MOD). These are kids who live in the poorest neighbourhoods of New York, and who have brought cheap computers which they soup up into all kinds of private accounts and stores of information - one day they bring down the entire phone system for a morning. They are also involved in gang warfare, in particular with a rival gang of hackers from Texas, who kick off the confrontation by posting patronising jokes about MOD on the computer bulletin board. The war between the two gangs forms the central strand of this book - a kind of electronic WEST SIDE STORY.

About Joshua Quittner

Michelle Slatalla and Josh Quittner are both reporters for Newsday and co-authors of two mysteries, Mother's Day and Shoo-Fly to Die. They live on Long Island with their two daughters.

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Masters of Deception: The Electronic "West Side Story" - Gang Warfare by Computer by Joshua Quittner
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Vintage Publishing
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