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House of Anansi Press


Written by Misha Glenny

Published September 15, 2011 | ISBN 9781770890480

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Regular price $10.99 CAD

304 pages
Digital Format

Also Available in Print

About this book


Misha Glenny

Shortlisted for the Orwell Prize and the CWA Gold Dagger for Non-Fiction Award

The benefits of living in a digital, globalised society are enormous; so too are the dangers. The world has become a law enforcer's nightmare and every criminal's dream. We bank online, shop online, date, learn, work and live online. But have the institutions that keep us safe on the streets learned to protect us in the burgeoning digital world? Have we become complacent about our personal security -- sharing our thoughts, beliefs and the details of our daily lives with anyone who cares to relieve us of them?

In this fascinating and compelling book, Misha Glenny, author of the international bestseller McMafia, explores the three fundamental threats facing us in the twenty-first century: cyber crime, cyber warfare and cyber industrial espionage. 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.

Glenny has travelled and trawled the world. And by exploring the rise and fall of the criminal website, DarkMarket, he has uncovered the most vivid, alarming and illuminating stories. Whether JiLsi or Matrix, Iceman, Master Splynter or Lord Cyric; whether Detective Sergeant Chris Dawson in Bolton or Agent Keith Mularski in Pittsburgh, Glenny has tracked down and interviewed all the players -- 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.

The result is simply unputdownable. DarkMarket is authoritative and completely engrossing. It's a must-read for everyone who uses a computer: the essential crime book for our times.

About the Author

Misha Glenny

Misha Glenny is an award-winning journalist and scholar. He lives in London, England. Visit Misha Glenny's website: Follow Misha Glenny on Twitter:

Awards and Praise
. . . a fast-paced journey through the murkiness of the Internet underworld . . . compelling . . .
  • Short-listed CWA Gold Dagger for Non-Fiction Award, 2012
  • Short-listed The Orwell Prize, 2012
  • Commended Globe and Mail Top 100 Book, 2011