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Spam Nation: The Inside Story of Organized Cybercrime-From Global Epidemic to Your Front Door
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Sourcebooks Inc
Publication date November 18, 2014
Pages 251
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781402295614
ISBN-10 1402295618
Dimensions 1 by 6.25 by 9.25 in.
Weight 1.30 lbs.
Original list price $24.99
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Now a New York Times bestseller!

There is a Threat Lurking Online with the Power to Destroy Your Finances, Steal Your Personal Data, and Endanger Your Life.

In Spam Nation, investigative journalist and cybersecurity expert Brian Krebs unmasks the criminal masterminds driving some of the biggest spam and hacker operations targeting Americans and their bank accounts. Tracing the rise, fall, and alarming resurrection of the digital mafia behind the two largest spam pharmacies-and countless viruses, phishing, and spyware attacks-he delivers the first definitive narrative of the global spam problem and its threat to consumers everywhere.

Blending cutting-edge research, investigative reporting, and firsthand interviews, this terrifying true story reveals how we unwittingly invite these digital thieves into our lives every day. From unassuming computer programmers right next door to digital mobsters like "Cosma"-who unleashed a massive malware attack that has stolen thousands of Americans' logins and passwords-Krebs uncovers the shocking lengths to which these people will go to profit from our data and our wallets.

Not only are hundreds of thousands of Americans exposing themselves to fraud and dangerously toxic products from rogue online pharmacies, but even those who never open junk messages are at risk. As Krebs notes, spammers can-and do-hack into accounts through these emails, harvest personal information like usernames and passwords, and sell them on the digital black market. The fallout from this global epidemic doesn't just cost consumers and companies billions, it costs lives too.

Fast-paced and utterly gripping, Spam Nation ultimately proposes concrete solutions for protecting ourselves online and stemming this tidal wave of cybercrime-before it's too late.

"Krebs's talent for exposing the weaknesses in online security has earned him respect in the IT business and loathing among cybercriminals... His track record of scoops...has helped him become the rare blogger who supports himself on the strength of his reputation for hard-nosed reporting." -Bloomberg Businessweek



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Hardcover
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from Sourcebooks Inc (November 18, 2014)
9781402295614 | details & prices | 251 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 1.00 in. | 1.30 lbs | List price $24.99
About: Now a New York Times bestseller!
Paperback
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Reprint edition from Sourcebooks Inc (May 1, 2015)
9781492603238 | details & prices | 306 pages | 5.50 × 8.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $16.99
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With Kenneth S. Lynn | from Houghton Mifflin College Div (June 1, 1972); titled "Designs for Reading: Short Stories"
9780395027806 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.00 × 0.25 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $23.16
This edition also contains Designs for Reading: Short Stories
CD/Spoken Word
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With Christopher Lane (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Brilliance Audio (November 18, 2014)
9781501210402 | details & prices | 5.00 × 5.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.38 lbs | List price $29.99
About: There is a Threat Lurking Online with the Power to Destroy Your Finances, Steal Your Personal Data, and Endanger Your Life.
With Christopher Lane (other contributor) | Mp3 una edition from Brilliance Audio (November 18, 2014)
9781501210426 | details & prices | 5.25 × 6.75 × 0.50 in. | 0.18 lbs | List price $14.99
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