Thursday, August 04, 2022

Top ten books about cybercrime

Dan Malakin has twice been shortlisted for the Bridport Prize, and his debut novel, The Regret, was a Kindle bestseller. When not writing thrillers, Dan works as a data security consultant, teaching corporations how to protect themselves from hackers.

Malakin's new novel is The Box.

At the Guardian he tagged ten favorite "stories of our new era of ill online deeds," including:
Countdown to Zero Day: Stuxnet and the Launch of the World’s First Digital Weapon by Kim Zetter
With so many cyber crooks trying to fleece us with texts to pay for excess postage it’s easy to forget that technology is also used to carry out malicious acts at a national level. In 2010, centrifuges at Iran’s uranium enrichment plant kept failing. The reason? A new type of virus called Stuxnet developed by the US and Israel that caused them to spin too fast and break. This is a fascinating story about state-sanctioned sabotage, which presents the machine code techno-babble in simple terms any reader can enjoy.
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue