Book Review: Fatal System Error

posted May 6, 2010, 4:16 PM by Kurt Marko
Fatal System Error provides one of the most detailed insider's accounts into the hunt for cyber criminals yet published. Written in the mold of a spy thriller, it begins with a description of some of the earliest botnet-enabled DDoS attacks on online businesses, including the criminal elements behind them and the countermeasures deployed by some businesses unwilling to submit to extortion. The author documents the lengthy criminal investigation that tracks these attacks back to Russia and one of the first successful investigations and prosecutions of Russian-based cyber criminals. See my full review in Processor Magazine.