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Publisher Description

In this "intriguing, insightful and extremely educational" novel, the world's most famous hacker teaches you easy cloaking and counter-measures for citizens and consumers in the age of Big Brother and Big Data (Frank W. Abagnale).

Kevin Mitnick was the most elusive computer break-in artist in history. He accessed computers and networks at the world's biggest companies -- and no matter how fast the authorities were, Mitnick was faster, sprinting through phone switches, computer systems, and cellular networks. As the FBI's net finally began to tighten, Mitnick went on the run, engaging in an increasingly sophisticated game of hide-and-seek that escalated through false identities, a host of cities, and plenty of close shaves, to an ultimate showdown with the Feds, who would stop at nothing to bring him down.

Ghost in the Wires is a thrilling true story of intrigue, suspense, and unbelievable escapes -- and a portrait of a visionary who forced the authorities to rethink the way they pursued him, and forced companies to rethink the way they protect their most sensitive information.

"Mitnick manages to make breaking computer code sound as action-packed as robbing a bank." -- NPR

Computers & Internet
August 15
Little, Brown and Company
Hachette Digital, Inc.

Customer Reviews

ExcitableOne ,

Great book that opens your eyes to the power of technology

Great book, Takes you through the life of a hacker who does some amazing things

KFM1981 ,

Must Read for any IT Professional

An engaging story about not only one mans run from the law but a literal history of the evolution of communication systems and the advent of the internet as we know it today. Recommend to techies and true crime fans alike

adh2422 ,

Info Security

The book was very entertaining as well as being a source of information and learning. And it is a good reference to have around.

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