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Worm: the first digital world war

By: Bowden, Mark.
Publisher: New York Atlantic Monthly Press 2011Description: x, 245 p.ISBN: 9780802119834.Subject(s): Computer viruses | Cyberterrorism | Computer crimesDDC classification: 005.84 Summary: The Story of the First Digital World War is about the next frontier in terrorism. Bowden, the best-selling author of Black Hawk Down, has delivered a dramatic cybercrime story that explores the Conficker computer worm, a potentially devastating computer virus that has baffled experts and infected as many as twelve million computers to date.When the Conficker computer worm was unleashed on the world in November 2008, cybersecurity experts did not know what to make of it. The worm, exploiting the security flaws in Microsoft Windows, grew at an astonishingly rapid rate, infecting millions of computers around the world within weeks. Once the worm infiltrated one system it was able to link that system with others to form a single network under illicit outside controla situation known as a botnet. This botnet was soon capable of overpowering any of the vital computer networks that today control banking, telephone service, energy flow, air traffic, health-care information even the Internet itself. Was it a platform for criminal profit, or a weapon? Security experts do not know for sure what ConfickerHs purpose is, or even where it came from.(http://www.groveatlantic.com/#page=isbn9780802119834)
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The Story of the First Digital World War is about the next frontier in terrorism. Bowden, the best-selling author of Black Hawk Down, has delivered a dramatic cybercrime story that explores the Conficker computer worm, a potentially devastating computer virus that has baffled experts and infected as many as twelve million computers to date.When the Conficker computer worm was unleashed on the world in November 2008, cybersecurity experts did not know what to make of it. The worm, exploiting the security flaws in Microsoft Windows, grew at an astonishingly rapid rate, infecting millions of computers around the world within weeks. Once the worm infiltrated one system it was able to link that system with others to form a single network under illicit outside controla situation known as a botnet. This botnet was soon capable of overpowering any of the vital computer networks that today control banking, telephone service, energy flow, air traffic, health-care information even the Internet itself. Was it a platform for criminal profit, or a weapon? Security experts do not know for sure what ConfickerHs purpose is, or even where it came from.(http://www.groveatlantic.com/#page=isbn9780802119834)

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