• book: The Ransomware Hunting Team

    From Ogg@VERT/CAPCITY2 to All on Sat Oct 14 21:20:00 2023
    The Ransomware Hunting Team: A Band of Misfits' Improbable
    Crusade to Save the World from Cybercrime | Paperback

    Renee Dudley | Daniel Golden

    Picador | Picador

    True Crime / Cybercrime / Computers / Security - Viruses &
    Malware / Law / Forensic Science

    Release date Oct 24, 2023

    "A real-life technological thriller about a band of eccentric
    misfits taking on the biggest cybersecurity threats of our
    time.

    "What Michael Lewis did for baseball in Moneyball, Renee Dudley
    and Daniel Golden do brilliantly for the world of ransomware
    and hackers. Cinematic, big in scope, and meticulously
    reported, this book is impossible to put down." -Doug Stanton,
    New York Times bestselling author of In Harm's Way and Horse
    Soldiers

    "Scattered across the world, an elite team of code crackers is
    working tirelessly to thwart the defining cyber scourge of our
    time. You've probably never heard of them. But if you work for
    a school, a business, a hospital, or a municipal government, or
    simply cherish your digital data, you may be painfully familiar
    with the team's sworn enemy: ransomware. Again and again, an
    unlikely band of misfits, mostly self-taught and often
    struggling to make ends meet, have outwitted the underworld of
    hackers who lock computer networks and demand huge payments in
    return for the keys.

    "The Ransomware Hunting Team traces the adventures of these
    unassuming heroes and how they have used their skills to save
    millions of ransomware victims from paying billions of dollars
    to criminals. Working tirelessly from bedrooms and back
    offices, and refusing payment, they've rescued those whom the
    often hapless FBI has been unwilling or unable to help.
    Foremost among them is Michael Gillespie, a cancer survivor and
    cat lover who got his start cracking ransomware while working
    at a Nerds on Call store in the town of Normal, Illinois. Other
    teammates include the brilliant, reclusive Fabian Wosar, a high
    school dropout from Germany who enjoys bantering with the
    attackers he foils, and his protAcgAc, the British computer
    science prodigy Sarah White. Together, they have established
    themselves as the most effective force against an escalating
    global threat. This book follows them as they put their health,
    personal relationships, and financial security on the line to
    navigate the technological and moral challenges of combating
    digital hostage taking.

    USA buyers, support the local bookshop of your choice here:

    http://bookshop.org/a/93260/9781250872609

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