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Sandworm: A New Era of Cyberwar and the Hunt for the Kremlin's Most Dangerous Hackers 
By Andy Greenberg
In Sandworm, Wired senior editor Andy Greenberg tells the story of how an elite group of Russian hackers was identified and tracked following years of cybercrime. 
Between 2014 and 2017, a series of escalating cyberattacks targeted American utility companies, electrical grids in Eastern Europe, and NATO. The incidents intensified over time, growing in intensity until they peaked in the summer of 2017 with the NotPetya malware. Sandworm, the group believed to be responsible for these attacks, is linked to the Russian military agency and one of the most dangerous threat groups in operation today. Greenberg traces the attribution of these attackers through private security companies and government investigators hunting down the threat. His book illustrates the intricacies of cyber warfare and its effect on national, and global, security.    
(Image/link to book: Amazon)

Sandworm: A New Era of Cyberwar and the Hunt for the Kremlin's Most Dangerous Hackers

By Andy Greenberg

In Sandworm, Wired senior editor Andy Greenberg tells the story of how an elite group of Russian hackers was identified and tracked following years of cybercrime.

Between 2014 and 2017, a series of escalating cyberattacks targeted American utility companies, electrical grids in Eastern Europe, and NATO. The incidents intensified over time, growing in intensity until they peaked in the summer of 2017 with the NotPetya malware. Sandworm, the group believed to be responsible for these attacks, is linked to the Russian military agency and one of the most dangerous threat groups in operation today. Greenberg traces the attribution of these attackers through private security companies and government investigators hunting down the threat. His book illustrates the intricacies of cyber warfare and its effect on national, and global, security.

(Image/link to book: Amazon)

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3/23/2020 | 6:35:27 PM
Re: The Cuckoo's Egg by Clifford Stoll
This is a good piece. 
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3/23/2020 | 12:08:32 PM
The Cuckoo's Egg by Clifford Stoll
A good read from the distant past is The Cuckoo's Egg, Clifford Stoll stumbles into Cybersecurity (before it was known as such) by looking into an accounting error.

https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/The-Cuckoos-Egg/Cliff-Stoll/9781416507789
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