This Is How They Tell Me the World Ends: Winner of the FT & McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award 2021 (Paperback)
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This Is How They Tell Me the World Ends: Winner of the FT & McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award 2021 (Paperback)

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Deeply disturbing and endlessly fascinating, Perlroth's investigation into the new breed of cyberweapons and nation-crippling software bugs paints a shocking picture of governmental collusion and technological sabre-rattling.

Winner of the Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award 2021

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 Is How They Tell Me the World Ends is cybersecurity reporter Nicole Perlroth's discovery, unpacked. A 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.

As the stakes get higher and higher in the rush to push the world's critical infrastructure online, This Is How They Tell Me the World Ends is the urgent and alarming discovery of one of the world's most extreme threats.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781526629852
Number of pages: 528
Weight: 778 g
Dimensions: 234 x 153 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'An intricately detailed, deeply sourced and reported history of the origins and growth of the [cyberweapons] market and the global cyberweapons arms race it has sparked'  - Jonathan Tepperman, The New York Times 

'An essential cautionary tale [that] exposes the motivations and misgivings of the people helping governments hack into our devices. After Perlroth's incisive investigation, there's no excuse for ignoring the costs of the cyber arms race' - Sarah Frier, Bloomberg, author of No Filter

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“Illuminating look into the darkest corners of the Internet!”

New York Times cyber security reporter, Nicole Perlroth, gives us a frightening look at the new kind of global warfare - hacking. Hackers have actually been around for more than a century. In the 1870’s, a group of... More

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“This Is How The World Ends”

This one will keep you awake at night. The truth behind cyber wars which may, indeed, destroy our planet.

US, China, Russia main players but North Korea, Iran et Al in the mix.

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