This Is How They Tell Me the World Ends

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Zero day: a software bug that allows a hacker to break in and scamper through the world’s computer networks invisibly until discovered. One of the most coveted tools in a spy’s arsenal, a zero day has the power to tap into any iPhone, dismantle safety controls at a chemical plant and shut down the power in an entire nation – just ask the Ukraine. Zero days are the blood diamonds of the security trade, pursued by nation states, defense contractors, cybercriminals, and security defenders alike. In this market, governments aren’t regulators; they are clients – paying huge sums to hackers willing to turn over gaps in the Internet, and stay silent about them. This book is cybersecurity reporter Nicole Perlroth’s discovery, unpacked. An intrepid journalist unravels an opaque, code-driven market from the outside in – encountering spies, hackers, arms dealers, mercenaries and a few unsung heroes along the way.

ISBN: 9781526652539 Author: Perlroth, Nicole Publisher: Bloomsbury Publication Date: 23rd June 2022 Imprint: Bloomsbury Cover: Paperback Dewey: 363.325 (edition:23) Pages: 528 Language: English Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subjects: ,

WINNER OF THE FT & McKINSEY BUSINESS BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD 2021The instant New York Times bestsellerA Financial Times and The Times Book of the Year‘A terrifying exposé’ The Times‘Part John le Carré . . . Spellbinding’ New YorkerWe plug in anything we can to the internet. We can control our entire lives, economy and grid via a remote web control. But over the past decade, as this transformation took place, we never paused to think that we were also creating the world’s largest attack surface. And that the same nation that maintains the greatest cyber advantage on earth could also be among its most vulnerable.Filled with spies, hackers, arms dealers and a few unsung heroes, This Is How They Tell Me the World Ends is an astonishing and gripping feat of journalism. Drawing on years of reporting and hundreds of interviews, Nicole Perlroth lifts the curtain on a market in shadow, revealing the urgent threat faced by us all if we cannot bring the global cyber arms race to heel.

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