AirTalk for February 23, 2010

Cyber-safety in America

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PublicAffairs

Joseph Menn wanders outside the bounds of Cyber-Safety, USA.

Just as the Internet has opened up a whole world of communications, it’s created an entire new area of criminal activity. Hacking was once the purview of isolated nerds looking for the thrill of punching through a complex security system. No more. In his book, “Fatal System Error,” writer Joseph Menn explores the Russian Mob and the American Mafia as they vie to control this now lucrative criminal undertaking of organized cyber scams and hacking.

Guest:

Joseph Menn, author of Fatal System Error: The Hunt for the New Crime Lords who are Bringing Down the Internet (Public Affairs Books).


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