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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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Retrieved 16 May What really was the point of the chaos that he created mafiaboj the damage it caused him and the high price that he paid?

But some analysis and crucial information are missing. Want to Read saving…. Archived from the original boik 12 June On February 7,Calce targeted Yahoo! Book was interesting – half of it.

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

Kimberley Paterson rated it really liked it Apr 04, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. InCalce appeared on the twelfth episode of the Criminal podcast. We bank, shop, write in our diaries, and hire over the internet, splashing our IP address and real-life address everywhere we go. Using the internet unprotected is like living in a war zone without a bulletproof vest. It definitely captivated me more and more as i kept turning pages, you basically want to know everything about his life and how he transcended from nobody to hacker to elite hacker.

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Anshul Kaushik rated it really liked it Aug 06, During the long trial Mafiaboy became a guinea pig for tech crimes and his case established a legal framework for the future.

Don’t think he thinks so, but that’s a punk for you. Return to Book Page. 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.

This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. I was surprised I read “Mafiaboy” to understand better what drives individuals to hack. How would the book have been different if it had taken place in a different time or place? Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

It says he took down Fifa.

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

To think these events really took place is something else. Angelino Desmet rated it liked it Jul 08, For those unfamiliar with his story, Michael Calce a. The book is narrated in the first person singular and initially the writing reads like the confessions of a teenage narcissist until he ,afiaboy caught by the FBI and RCMP in Montreal.

I recognize in the end that mafiaboy becomes wiser and humbler while maintaining his magiaboy through the good graces of a loving family and friends who helped to pull him out the other side of the adversity that he freely confesses he totally and foolishly brought upon himself.

While testifying at a hearing before members of the United States Congresscomputer expert Winn Schwartau said that “Government and commercial computer systems are so poorly protected today they can essentially be considered defenseless – an Electronic Pearl Harbor waiting to happen.

When the cops came and arrested mafia boy. No trivia or quizzes yet. Jan 06, Douglaseng04 rated it it was amazing. After reading these facts, the rest of mafiavoy book jafiaboy just shit. Cyber-crime is more profitable and more international than ever as our private lives move further into the digital realm.


I would definitely recommend this nail biting book to anybody who Daniel St-Pierre English 1. Then the police start conversing in French. More than mafiaboy’s self-aggrandisement I became more impressed by how the regulatory watchdogs found him and the compassion that the Canadian justice system demonstrated to him.

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Because there was mafiaby lot of mystery in what was happening 9. Lists with This Book. 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.

There was something intoxicating about the idea of dictating everything the computer did, down to the smallest of functions. I am a Ballerina. Nothing else in my world operated that way.

Nov 30, Amazing Titicaca rated it it was amazing. I had higher hopes for this book, as its title really builds it up. The mwfiaboy on his hacking and arrest resulting sounded honest and was interesting to learn about. He was a teenager whose quest for knowledge was focused entirely on bullying other so-called hackers online. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone.

Did the book end the way you expected? No one was prepared for mafianoy attack, or its fiscal damage.