9780674979413-0674979419-Industry of Anonymity: Inside the Business of Cybercrime

Industry of Anonymity: Inside the Business of Cybercrime

ISBN-13: 9780674979413
ISBN-10: 0674979419
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Lusthaus, Jonathan
Publication date: 2018
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Format: Hardcover 304 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780674979413
ISBN-10: 0674979419
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Lusthaus, Jonathan
Publication date: 2018
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Format: Hardcover 304 pages

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Acknowledged authors Lusthaus, Jonathan wrote Industry of Anonymity: Inside the Business of Cybercrime comprising 304 pages back in 2018. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0674979419 and 9780674979413. Since then Industry of Anonymity: Inside the Business of Cybercrime textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 3.93 or rent at the marketplace.

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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.

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