Mafiaboy: How I Cracked the Internet and why It's Still Broken

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Viking Canada, 2008 - Computers - 277 pages
In early 2000, the websites of CNN, Yahoo, E*Trade, Dell, Amazon, and eBay ground to a halt for several hours, causing panic everywhere from the White House to suburbia and around the world. After 2 months and hundreds of hours of wiretapping, the FBI and RCMP staged a late-night raid to apprehend the most wanted man in cyberspace--a 15-year-old kid, Mafiaboy. 8 years later, Mafiaboy, a.k.a.Michael Calce, has ignored requests from every major media outlet in North America and has not told a word of his story--until now. Using his experience as a cautionary tale, Calce takes the reader through the history of hacking and how it has helped make the internet the new frontier for crime in the 21st century.

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User Review  - prune - LibraryThing

Excellent read on how a clever young man quickly becomes very proficient at hacking. Demonstrates the dangers of too much unsupervised time and with no restrictions. Clearly a heads up for all busy parents. Read full review

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I'm not exactly sure what the other reviewer was reading but clearly reading comprehension is not his strong suit. Mafiaboy claimed he wasn't sure his attacks were going to work, not that it was an accident. On another note, why would you believe anything written on a wikipedia? You do realize it can be edited by people right? It says he took down Fifa.com on Wikipedia and his middle name is apparently "Demon"... Yeah let's use this as an accurate source of information.
I found the book to be quite amazing, having the government dispatch f.b.i and rcmp units to breathe down your neck as a 15 year old is quite the pressure to deal with. It definitely captivated me more and more as i kept turning pages, you basically want to know everything about his life and how he transcended from nobody to hacker to elite hacker. This book is very relevant in today's market considering how much technology has consumed our lives. To think these events really took place is something else. The last 1/3 of the book serves as a guide on how to protect yourself and be more diligent online.
 

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Introduction
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CHAPTER ONE Raid at Rue du Golf
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CHAPTER TWO As Seen on CNN
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