We are open! For operations and delivery updates due to COVID-19. (click here)
0

Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - We Are Anonymous by Parmy Olson

In January 2012, the hacker collective Anonymous brought down the FBI website in response to planned American laws against internet piracy. In 2011, LulzSec, a sister organisation, broke into and blocked computer systems at VISA, Mastercard and PayPal. The groups have infiltrated the networks of totalitarian governments in Libya and Tunisia. They have attacked the CIA and NATO. But instead of being sanctimonious and secretive, these cyber activists are flippant and taunting, never hesitating to mock those they've outsmarted. Today, governments, big businesses and social activists are waking up to the true power of the internet, and how it can be manipulated.

This is the story of a hive mind, with many hackers across the globe connected to slice through security systems and escape untraced. Through the stories of four key members, We Are Anonymous offers a gripping, adrenalin-fuelled narrative drawing upon extensive research, and hundreds of conversations with the hackers themselves. By coming to know them - their backgrounds, families, motivations - we come to know the human side of their virtual exploits, showing exactly why they're so passionate about disrupting the internet's frontiers.

Buy We Are Anonymous by Parmy Olson from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780434022083
ISBN-10: 043402208X
Format: Paperback / softback
(216mm x 135mm x 38mm)
Pages: 528
Imprint: William Heinemann Ltd
Publisher: Cornerstone
Publish Date: 6-Sep-2012
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions - We Are Anonymous by Parmy Olson

Book Reviews - We Are Anonymous by Parmy Olson

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about We Are Anonymous book by Parmy Olson and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)


Author Biography - Parmy Olson

Parmy Olson is a writer with Forbes magazine. She lives in San Francisco. We Are Anonymous is her first book.

A Preview for this title is currently not available.