Sunday, 20 December 2009

Inside Cyber Warfare

Maybe you've heard about "cyber warfare" in the news, but do you really know what it is? This book provides fascinating and disturbing details on how nations, groups, and individuals throughout the world are using the Internet as an attack platform to gain military, political, and economic advantage over their adversaries. You'll learn how sophisticated hackers working on behalf of states or organized crime patiently play a high-stakes game that could target anyone, regardless of political affiliation or nationality. Written by the founder of an international security trust network and CEO of GreyLogic, Inc., this book goes beyond the headlines of attention-grabbing DDoS attacks and takes a deep look inside multiple cyber-conflicts that occurred from 2002 through the summer of 2009. * Learn how cyber attacks are being waged in open conflicts, such as recent hostilities between Russia and Georgia, and Israel and Palestine * Discover why Twitter, Facebook, LiveJournal, Vkontakte, and other sites on the social web are being mined by the intelligence services of many nations * Read about China's commitment to penetrate the networks of its technologically superior adversaries as a matter of national survival * Find out why many attacks originate from servers in the United States, and who's responsible * Learn how hackers are "weaponizing" malware to attack vulnerabilities at the application level