In this fast-paced high-tech thriller, Austin-based hacktivst Tom Ayana is already an infamous flash-mob impresario known as "Swarm" when experimental software code is leaked to him from the Defense Department. Tom's enhanced neuro-abilities and his encounter with the shadowy Meta Militia propel his online alter ego into becoming "the elusive alpha that controls the hive mind" with transformative and potentially lethal effects. As Swarm pursues his quest to jumpstart the next phase of human evolution, he becomes the target for Jack Duggan-a Homeland Security cyber-investigator with a reputation for going rogue. Duggan risks his career to untangle a web of corruption and betrayal that reaches from a military atrocity in Afghanistan and an Edenic video game virtual world to the highest echelons of U.S. government. Duggan soon enlists biologist Cara Park to help him stop Swarm before he ignites a crowd-sourced insurrection with the power to shatter the status quo and rewrite the rules of democracy.
DARKNET & LAW
Darknet or Dark Web is a concrete reality today, a new paradigm which promises to irreversibly change the game of the Internet. Darknet brings alongwith it various complicated legal, policy and regulatory challenges. Lot of these legal challenges are beginning to emerge, at the time of writing.
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Originally designed as neutral entities, computerized bots are increasingly being used maliciously by online criminals in mass spamming events, fraud, extortion, identity theft, and software theft. Malicious Bots: An Inside Look into the Cyber-Criminal Underground of the Internet explores the rise of dangerous bots and exposes the nefarious methods of “botmasters”. This valuable resource assists information security managers in understanding the scope, sophistication, and criminal uses of bots.
With sufficient technical detail to empower IT professionals, this volume provides in-depth coverage of the top bot attacks against financial and government networks over the last several years. The book presents exclusive details of the operation of the notorious Thr34t Krew, one of the most malicious bot herder groups in recent history. Largely unidentified by anti-virus companies, their bots spread globally for months, launching massive distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks and warez (stolen software distributions). For the first time, this story is publicly revealed, showing how the botherders got arrested, along with details on other bots in the world today. Unique descriptions of the criminal marketplace – how criminals make money off of your computer – are also a focus of this exclusive book!
With unprecedented detail, the book goes on to explain step-by-step how a hacker launches a botnet attack, providing specifics that only those entrenched in the cyber-crime investigation world could possibly offer.
Authors Ken Dunham and Jim Melnick serve on the front line of critical cyber-attacks and countermeasures as experts in the deployment of geopolitical and technical bots. Their work involves advising upper-level government officials and executives who control some of the largest networks in the world. By examining the methods of Internet predators, information security managers will be better able to proactively protect their own networks from such attacks.
- Botnets: Storm Botnet, Srizbi Botnet, Zeus, Bot Roast, Kraken Botnet, Mega-D Botnet, Torpig, Akbot, Bot Herder (tobem.com)
- Cyber Infrastructure Protection (tobem.com)
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The Mind Of The Black Hat
By Dennis Paul Nino S. Sanchez
Understanding Today's Cyber Criminals
In today's tech savvy world, our valuable assets are much more vulnerable from theft and destruction. Both personal and business endeavors rely too much on technology and the internet, where a new breed of criminals are thriving. Defend yourself and protect your valuables from these "cyber criminals" by understanding what makes them tick. Configure your technology securely by knowing how the attacker's strategies. "The Mind of the black hat" shows the multiple areas where computer networks can be vulnerable, is a good starting point in where you can develop countermeasures against the sophisticated modern-day criminals.