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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After reading this I decided to visit his Wikipedia page, where I discovered that he in told Radio Canada that the tool he used f I had never before had such mafiaboyy urge to booo myself in the face as I had when reading this book. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: They wrote in tandem, with Silverman mapping out each chapter and editing afterwards. You do realize it can be edited by people right?

Mar 18, Sbook rated it liked it Shelves: Luke Gregoire rated it it was amazing Feb 26, Using the internet unprotected is like living in a war zone without a bulletproof vest. Joe M rated it liked it Jun 21, To ask other readers questions about Mafiaboyplease sign up.

Lists with This Book. Leave a Reply Cancel reply. After reading these facts, the rest of the book was just shit.

Mafiaboy: A Portrait of the Hacker as a Young Man – Michael Calce, Craig Silverman – Google Books

His advice to ensure that you mafoaboy get hacked is genuinely helpful and appreciated and represents precautions that we can take to diminish downside risk on the Internet. Account Options Sign in. I remember how the screen lit up in front of my face. He admits that he was guilty of arrogance and hubris, which is a fairly good recipe for committing wrongdoing on a broad scale.


Bad end, bad read! Michael Calce, has ignored requests from every major media outlet in North America and has msfiaboy told a word of his story—until now. Books by Michael Calce. He became the chief suspect when he claimed to have brought down Dell’s website, an attack that had not been publicized at that time.

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

Laura rated it really liked it Mar 14, Aug 01, Anna rated it really liked it. Tom also has good hack movies like Mission Impossible. Not your laptop, not your iPhone, not your home computer. Angelino Desmet rated it liked it Jul 08, In a interview, [5] Calce claimed that the attacks had been launched unwittingly, after inputting known addresses in a security tool he had downloaded from a repository on the now defunct file-sharing platform Hotline, developed by Hotline Communications.

Retrieved 16 May The best ways to dodge the bullet? At this point the narrative seems to take on heroic overtones as if he were somehow noble and rebellious and uncompromising in the face of opposing powers.

I had higher hopes for this book, as its title really builds it up. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam.

Its actually kind of insulting to ask me if I was disappointed. Apr 22, Streetraker rated it really liked it.

Mafiaboy’s story is not as exciting as, say, watching Hackers or even reading about some of the other hackers he idolized at the time Kevin Mitnick, Mafiiaboy Poulsen, etc. Kimberley Paterson rated it really liked it Apr 04, Were there any personality traits that you could identify with?


This book is very relevant in today’s market considering how much technology has consumed our lives.

He used a flood of data packets to swamp each mafiaby, shutting down service and eliminating substantial revenue. By this time, the internet had already become an integral part of the North American economy.

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Cyber-crime is more profitable and more international than ever as our private lives move further into the digital realm. Jeffrey rated it liked it May 26, Despite their extensive computer use, both writers can imagine living on a desert island without them. Simon Deconde rated it liked it Aug 04, It instantly had a hold on him: Jan 06, Madiaboy rated it it was amazing. The damage caused by Calce as a teenage hacker was significant and created chaos for tens if not hundreds of thousands of people browsing the sites that he compromised.

Then the police start conversing in French. Mafiaboy claimed he wasn’t sure his attacks were going to work, not that it was an accident.

Published September 30th by Viking first published January 1st Mafiaboy turns out too be Scaredboy! Calce and Silverman launched a webumentary about international computer crime, soon to be screened in schools across Quebec. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Daniel St-Pierre English 1. I found the book to be quite amazing, having the government dispatch f. 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.

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