Industry of Anonymity by Jonathan Lusthaus audiobook

Industry of Anonymity: Inside the Business of Cybercrime

By Jonathan Lusthaus
Read by David Stifel

Blackstone Publishing 9780674979413

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781982598457

  • ISBN: 9781982598440

  • ISBN: 9781982598464

Runtime: 11.79 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Social Science
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

The most extensive account yet of the lives of cybercriminals and the vast international industry they have created, deeply sourced and based on field research in the world’s technology-crime hotspots

Cybercrime seems invisible. Attacks arrive out of nowhere, their origins hidden by layers of sophisticated technology. Only the victims are clear. But every crime has its perpetrator―specific individuals or groups sitting somewhere behind keyboards and screens. Jonathan Lusthaus lifts the veil on the world of these cybercriminals in the most extensive account yet of the lives they lead, and the vast international industry they have created.

We are long past the age of the lone adolescent hacker tapping away in his parents’ basement. Cybercrime now operates like a business. Its goods and services may be illicit, but it is highly organized, complex, driven by profit, and globally interconnected. Having traveled to cybercrime hotspots around the world to meet with hundreds of law enforcement agents, security gurus, hackers, and criminals, Lusthaus takes us inside this murky underworld and reveals how this business works. He explains the strategies criminals use to build a thriving industry in a low-trust environment characterized by a precarious combination of anonymity and teamwork. Crime takes hold where there is more technical talent than legitimate opportunity, and where authorities turn a blind eye―perhaps for a price. In the fight against cybercrime, understanding what drives people into this industry is as important as advanced security.

Based on seven years of fieldwork from Eastern Europe to West Africa, Industry of Anonymity is a compelling and revealing study of a rational business model which, however much we might wish otherwise, has become a defining feature of the modern world.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A thorough, easily readable history of cybercrime.” Library Journal
“An accessible and important work on the organization of cybercrime. No other study provides the depth, breath, and rigor on this difficult-to-reach community.” David Skarbek, Brown University
“A remarkable contribution to the literature on cybercrime.” Benoît Dupont, University of Montreal

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Author

Author Bio: Jonathan Lusthaus

Author Bio: Jonathan Lusthaus

Jonathan Lusthaus is director of the Human Cybercriminal Project in the Department of Sociology and research fellow at Nuffield College, University of Oxford.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Social Science
Runtime: 11.79
Audience: Adult
Language: English