Michael Calce is a high school student from Île Bizard, Quebec, who launched a series of . In late , with journalist Craig Silverman, Calce announced he was writing a book, Mafiaboy: How I Cracked the Internet and Why It’s Still Broken . In early , the websites of CNN, Yahoo, E*Trade, Dell, Amazon, and eBay ground to a halt for several hours, causing panic everywhere from the White. Equal parts true-crime thriller and exposé, Mafiaboy will take you on an electrifying tour of the fast-evolving twenty-first-century world of.

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Michael CalceCraig Silverman. Published September 30th by Viking first published January 1st How would the book have been different if it had taken place in a different time or place?

Mafiaboy: How I Cracked The Internet And Why Its Still Broken

Interviews with prosecutors and judges from the trial and the lawmakers who changed Canadian computer crime laws would have provided the retelling with some necessary depth. Redemption brings humility and with his many other fine qualities like high intelligence mafiaboy seems to gain a stronger sense of his humanity which is a sign of real wisdom born of experience.

This book is very relevant in today’s market considering how much technology has consumed our lives. Computer security experts now often cite the larger figure [12] sometimes incorrectly declaring it in U.

When the cops came and arrested mafia boy. If you want to know the details of what he did, how he did it, and what system administrators and software engineers have done to prevent others from doing it, this is not your kind of book.


Leave a Reply Cancel reply. Nov 06, Jewelsm rated it it was amazing. Calce attempted but was unsuccessful in bringing down Dell during this DDoS attack. Not your laptop, not your iPhone, not your home computer. After reading these facts, the rest of the book was just shit. I read “Mafiaboy” to understand better what drives individuals to hack.

Both have worked in computer security, and neither has been hacked. Simon Deconde rated it liked it Aug 04, Three million unauthorized probes nudge its networks daily.

Sebastian rated it really liked it Dec 31, Mafiaboy was hanging out in hacker chatrooms and showing off to his online friends. You ask, mafiabog this book has a deep storyline that keeps you reading to the end. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Despite their extensive computer use, both writers can imagine living vook a desert island without them.

I’m not exactly sure what the other reviewer was reading but clearly reading comprehension is not his strong suit. Lots of useless info in it that made the point of the book pointless. Calce never bothered to include the mafiabo detail that this was all happening in Canada. I would definitely recommend this nail biting book to anybody who Daniel St-Pierre English 1.

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I was surprised that he was unable to understand the link between his massive irresponsibility and the damage that he directly caused so many people. Install firewalls, use strong passwords, and turn the modem off between uses.


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Mafiaboy: How I Cracked The Internet And Why Its Still Broken by Michael Calce

Want to Read saving…. A hacked computer is an open book to anyone who knows how to read it. Robson Author and Wildlife Sanctuary Director.

Account Options Sign in. The only really safe way to avoid all risk is to become a Luddite and stay off the Internet altogether. Mafiaboy claimed he wasn’t sure his attacks were going to work, not that it was an accident.

If I could choose any actor in the world in the world to play Michael calce Mafia Boy I would choose Tom Cruise because he can play as anybody especially a top grade hacker like Mafia Boy.

Calce was not a traditional old-school hacker with a love of technology, digging for knowledge to use the equipment better.