Worm: The First Digital World War


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Grove Press
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5.4 X 8.1 X 0.8 inches | 0.65 pounds

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About the Author

Mark Bowden, Donnie Mackay and Peter Topping


"[Worm] is well-written and informative, capturing a key episode in a fast-moving field we all need to better understand."--The Washington Post

"When Mark Bowden writes, smart readers pay attention. . . . Bowden is a deserved brand name - a superb reporter and compelling narrative writer, whether his subject is war in a forlorn land (Black Hawk Down, set in Somalia) or a variety of others in seven other books (Killing Pablo, Guests of the Ayatollah, etc.). And now we have the current masterpiece, Worm."--The Philadelphia Inquirer

"Worm is a solid although disquieting read for anyone with a stake in the Internet's continued smooth functioning--and these days, isn't that just about all of us?"--Pop Matters

"In the world of nonfiction, Bowden is an ace, a writer with guts and gusto. . . [Worm] does a terrific job of setting the groundwork, turning the highly technical into something comprehensible."--The Seattle Times

"Worm details a digital-age battle between good and evil . . . It is a harbinger of the future, where threats to the cyber domain are as real and potentially cataclysmic as a weapon of mass destruction."--Military Review

"Bowden . . . gives this account of the computer world's efforts to neutralize the Conficker worm the flavor of a riveting report from the digital battlefield's front lines. . . . A nerve-wracking but first-rate inside peek into the world of cybercrime and its vigilant adversaries."--Booklist

"[T]he thumbs of every 30-something üntergeek will still Tweet in ecstasy at seeing technical terms like NCP/IP, Port 445, and MS08-067 spread across the pages of a mainstream book. But the rest of us should take Mark Bowden's warnings with the utmost seriousness because of the growing threats to our wired world."--New York Journal of Books

"[T]his book chronicles a larger threat and should be on the shelves not just of computer collections, but any general lending library."--The Midwest Book Review

"People have compared cybercrime to a type of warfare. And after reading Mark Bowden's fast-paced Worm: The First Digital World War, it's easy to see why."--South Bend Tribune

"Excellent. . . a screen grab of a kaleidoscopic video with a projection growing bigger by the day, a sound getting louder by the hour."--The Oregonian

"[A] story that readers will find entertaining, informative, and--hopefully--a little alarming."--Lawfare

"Bowden is a sharp, funny writer who can convey a complex narrative in crisp terms . . . A brief, punch reminder of our high-tech vulnerabilities."--Kirkus Reviews

"[Bowden] delivers a dramatic cyber crime story that explores . . . a devastating computer virus and a potential weapon in war."--Publishers Weekly