Art Of Intrusion : The Real Stories Behind The Exploits Of Hackers, Intruders And Deceivers by Kevin D Mitnick and William L Simon
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Hacker extraordinaire Kevin Mitnick delivers an explosive encore to his bestselling book, The Art of Deception.
Kevin Mitnick, the world’s most renowned hacker, has dedicated his life to assisting businesses and governments in combating cybercriminals, data thieves, and other malicious computer intruders. In his widely acclaimed The Art of Deception, Mitnick presented fictionalized case studies demonstrating how cunning computer hackers employ “social engineering” to compromise even the most secure computer systems.
Now, Mitnick takes it a step further in his latest book by recounting hair-raising real-life stories of computer break-ins and illustrating how the victims could have prevented them. Mitnick’s standing in the hacker community granted him unique credibility with these criminals, who willingly shared their tales with him. For the first time, Mitnick reveals the details of their exploits, including:
- A group of friends who reverse-engineered slot machines and won nearly a million dollars in Las Vegas
- Teenagers who were coerced by terrorists to hack into the Lockheed Martin computer systems
- Convicts who became hackers while serving time in a Texas prison
- A “Robin Hood” hacker who infiltrated the computer systems of prominent companies and then disclosed how he gained access
With compelling descriptions of actual computer break-ins, invaluable countermeasures that security professionals should implement immediately, and Mitnick’s own sharp-witted commentary on these crimes, this book is poised to captivate a wide audience and attract the attention of law enforcement agencies and the media alike.