About this book
Shortlisted for the Orwell Prize and the CWA Gold Dagger for Non-Fiction Award
Do you think your computer is secure? Don’t be so confident, says Misha Glenny, acclaimed journalist and author of the international bestseller McMafia. His explosive new book DarkMarket explores the rise of hackers and how — through cyber crime, cyber warfare, and cyber industrial espionage — they have supplanted traditional crime syndicates to become the new global mafia.
Governments and the private sector are losing billions of dollars each year, fighting an ever-morphing, often invisible, and highly intelligent new breed of criminal: the hacker. By investigating the rise and fall of the criminal website DarkMarket, Glenny has uncovered the most vivid, alarming, and illuminating stories. He takes us from Google headquarters in California to Turkey’s National Intelligence Ageny in Istanbul to the Internet cafes of Odessa, Ukraine, to introduce us to and explain all the players in this clandestine world — the criminals, the geeks, the police, the security experts, and the victims — and he places everyone and everything in a rich brew of politics, economics and history.
Painstakingly researched and completely engrossing, DarkMarket takes us on a journey around the globe to unravel the biggest threats facing the twenty-first century. This is a must read for anyone who wants to learn about what is happening online and how to protect themselves.
About the Author
MISHA GLENNY is a British journalist and specialist on Eastern and Southeastern Europe and international organized crime. His coverage of the fall of Communism led to his first book, The Rebirth of History: Eastern Europe in the Age of Democracy. His other highly acclaimed books are The Fall of Yugoslavia and The Balkans. Glenny has also written for the New York Times, the New York Book Review, Foreign Affairs, Harper's, the London Review of Books, and other publications. He is currently a political consultant on South Eastern Europe and divides his time between London, Brighton, and the region..
Awards and Praise
- Short-listed CWA Gold Dagger for Non-Fiction Award, 2012
- Short-listed The Orwell Prize, 2012
- Commended Globe and Mail Top 100 Book, 2011