The ransomware hunting team : a band of misfits' improbable crusade to save the world from cybercrime
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Published
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2022.
Edition
First edition.
ISBN
9780374603304, 0374603308
Physical Desc
355 pages ; 24 cm
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Published
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2022.
Format
Book
Edition
First edition.
Language
English
ISBN
9780374603304, 0374603308

Notes

General Note
"Portions of this book previously appeared in the ProPublica series The Extortion Economy."--Title page verso.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description
"The story of a band of volunteer cybersecurity experts who use their computer skills to crack ransomware and help victims of cybercrime"--,Provided by publisher
Description
"Scattered across the world, an elite team of code crackers is working tirelessly to thwart the defining cyber scourge of our time. You've probably never heard of them. But if you work for a school, a business, a hospital, or a municipal government, or simply cherish your digital data, you may be painfully familiar with the team's sworn enemy: ransomware. Again and again, an unlikely band of misfits, mostly self-taught and often struggling to make ends meet, have outwitted the underworld of hackers who lock computer networks and demand huge payments in return for the keys. The Ransomware Hunting Team traces the adventures of these unassuming heroes and how they have used their skills to save millions of ransomware victims from paying billions of dollars to criminals. Working tirelessly from bedrooms and back offices, and refusing payment, they've rescued those whom the often hapless FBI has been unwilling or unable to help. Foremost among them is Michael Gillespie, a cancer survivor and cat lover who got his start cracking ransomware while working at a Nerds on Call store in the town of Normal, Illinois. Other teammates include the brilliant, reclusive Fabian Wosar, a high school dropout from Germany who enjoys bantering with the attackers he foils, and his protégé, the British computer science prodigy Sarah White. Together, they have established themselves as the most effective force against an escalating global threat. This book follows them as they put their health, personal relationships, and financial security on the line to navigate the technological and moral challenges of combating digital hostage taking"--Dust jacket flap.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Dudley, R., & Golden, D. (2022). The ransomware hunting team: a band of misfits' improbable crusade to save the world from cybercrime (First edition.). Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Dudley, Renee, 1985- and Daniel Golden. 2022. The Ransomware Hunting Team: A Band of Misfits' Improbable Crusade to Save the World From Cybercrime. Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Dudley, Renee, 1985- and Daniel Golden. The Ransomware Hunting Team: A Band of Misfits' Improbable Crusade to Save the World From Cybercrime Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2022.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Dudley, Renee, and Daniel Golden. The Ransomware Hunting Team: A Band of Misfits' Improbable Crusade to Save the World From Cybercrime First edition., Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2022.

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