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The Watchman: The Twisted Life and Crimes of Serial Hacker Kevin Poulsen

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Written like a California noir thriller by way of William Gibson, The Watchman brings to life the wildest, most audacious crime spree in the history of cyberspace. Busted as a teenager for hacking into Pac Bell phone networks, Kevin Poulsen would find his punishment was a job with a Silicon Valley defense contractor. By day he seemed to have gone straight, toiling on systems for computer-aided war. But by night he burglarized telephone switching offices, adopting the personae and aliases of his favorite comic-book anti heroes - the Watchmen. When authorities found a locker crammed with swiped telecommunications equipment, Poulsen became a fugitive from the FBI, living the life of a cyberpunk in a neon Hollywood underground. Soon he made the front pages of the New York Times and became the first hacker charged with espionage. Littman takes us behind the headlines and into the world of Poulsen and his rogues' gallery of cyberthieves. Drawing on hundreds of hours of interviews with Poulsen, his confederates, and the authorities, he spins a thrilling chase story on the electronic frontier. The nation's phone network was Poulsen's playground. On Los Angeles's lucrative radio giveaways, Poulsen worked his magic, winning Porsches and tens of thousands of dollars. He secretly switched on the numbers of defunct Yellow Pages escort ads and took his cut of the profits. And he could wiretap or electronically stalk whomever he pleased, his childhood love or movie stars. The FBI seemed no match for Poulsen. But as Unsolved Mysteries prepared a broadcast on the hacker's crimes, LAPD vice stumbled onto his trail, and an undercover operation began on Sunset Strip.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780316528573
Author:
Littman, Jonathan
Publisher:
Little Brown and Company
Location:
Boston, Mass. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Other Miscellaneous Crimes
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Crime and criminals
Subject:
Computer crimes
Subject:
Computer security
Subject:
Security
Subject:
Computer hackers
Subject:
Computer security -- United States.
Subject:
Computer hackers -- United States -- Biography.
Subject:
Security - General
Subject:
Computer crimes -- United States.
Subject:
Computer hackers -- United States.
Subject:
Crime - True Crime
Subject:
General Current Events
Subject:
General Social Science
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series Volume:
11
Publication Date:
19970331
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
9.26x6.42x1.14 in. 1.42 lbs.

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