Joe and his sister Alice have a famous father, a computer hacker nicknamed the Hatter whose exploits and criminal record are the stuff of legend.The Hatter has created a botnet, a collection of ordinary computers that have been taken over by a revolutionary new computer virus that can’t be stopped. The botnet has the potential to shut down the Internet, and a group of Middle-Eastern terrorists want it.
A teen hacker in Amsterdam marshals an army of botnet computers to compute a 300-digit number with unimaginable power. An investigator for EuroPol is on their tail with help from a cutting-edge software agent. Sparks fly when these two cross wits, and the result sets into motion a new future in this YA technothriller.
Part of the Comp-Sci-Fi series
This story is part of a series of short stories honoring visionaries in computer science. Donald Knuth is known as one of the guiding lights of computer science.
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