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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We should educate ourselves about our computer health. Annika rated it really liked it Oct 24, To see what mafiably friends thought of this book, please sign up. Archived from the original on This site uses cookies.

Were there any personality traits that you could identify with? After the attacks, some computer experts blamed universities and corporations for running large, vulnerable networks.

Apr 22, Streetraker rated it really liked it. We bank, shop, write in our diaries, and hire over the internet, splashing our IP address and real-life address everywhere we go.

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He reiterates how stupid he was and how much trouble his big mouth and braggadocio got him into, and it shows the ramifications of his actions. In the book he gives the impression of that these acts were done on purpose, with a tool he had developed in cooperation mafiabou others.


This book is not yet featured on Listopia. When Calce decided he wanted to tell his story, the first agent he maafiaboy directed him to Craig Silverman, who had just published his first book, Regret the Error.

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

John rated it it was ok Feb 27, The gangs usually attacked each other, showing off their weapon power with intimidation tactics. All it takes is one quick-fingered pickpocket, or, in the case of US Defense Department, three million.

Calce would then have left for school, forgetting the application which continued the attacks during most of the blok. Kimberley Paterson rated it really liked it Apr 04, He was 18 years old and part of the 5 percent of cyber-criminals who are caught worldwide.

Gary D. Robson

He book did end the way I expected because at the end they say he started to work for the C. Published September 30th by Viking first published January 1st Michael Calce, has ignored requests from every major media outlet in North America and has not told a word of his story–until now. I found the book to be quite amazing, having the government dispatch f. Disturbing how easy a hacker can access your computer unless you have Free Zone Alarm installed.


I was h An autobiographical account of a then year-old hacker’s crimes, plus a bit of internet security info tacked on at the end.

He shut down CNN. But some analysis and crucial information are missing. To think these events really took place is something else. How would the book have been different if it had taken place in a different time or place? The story ends after his eight-month probation, when Calce was once again allowed to see his friends and use a computer. I read “Mafiaboy” to understand better what drives individuals to hack.

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

Cyber-crime is more profitable and more international than ever as our private lives move further into the digital realm. I’m not exactly sure what the other reviewer was reading but clearly reading comprehension is not his strong suit.

I was surprised I read “Mafiaboy” to understand better what drives individuals to hack.