Ghost in the Wires is a tell-all account of computer hacker Kevin Mitnick’s exploits and eventual capture by authorities. Detailing his youthful obsession with computers and programming, as well as his many ingenious – and sometimes reckless – hacks, this book offers an inside look at the world of cybercrime. With anecdotes about famous hacktivists like Julian Assange and Edward Snowden, as well as stories about hi-tech heists on major corporations, Ghost in the Wires provides both an entertaining read and an alarming glimpse into tomorrow’s security concerns.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for people who are interested in computers and technology. It provides an inside look at the world of cybercrime, as well as information about famous hacktivists and hi-tech heists on major corporations.
- The author provides a detailed, inside look at the world of cybercrime.
- There are plenty of anecdotes about famous hacktivists and hi-tech heists.
- The book is an entertaining read.
- It may be too technical for some readers
- It lacks suspense or a clear narrative arc
- Some of the information may be outdated
Learn more about the author
Kevin Mitnick is a computer security expert, author, and speaker. He was the most wanted hacker in the world for five years until he was arrested by the FBI in 1995. After serving time in prison, Mitnick became a consultant and now runs his own cyber security firm.
“This book is amazing! It’s a real-life thriller that kept me captivated from beginning to end.”
“Non-stop action from beginning to end. You won’t be able to put it down.”
“This is the perfect book for anyone interested in learning about computer security and how hackers think. Mitnick takes you on a journey from his early days of hacking to his eventual arrest and time spent in prison. The best part of the book is that Mitnick provides real-world examples of some of the hacks he pulled off, as well as explanations on how they worked.”
“This is a great book for anyone interested in technology, the internet, or just plain old suspense stories. I stayed up all night to finish it!”