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Dark territory : the secret history of cyber war /
Fred Kaplan.
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
New York, NY : Simon & Schuster, 2016.
ix, 338 pages ; 24 cm
1476763259, 1476763267, 9781476763255, 9781476763262, 9781476763279
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New York, NY : Simon & Schuster, 2016.
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"Could something like this really happen?" -- "It's all about the information" -- A cyber Pearl Harbor -- Eligible receiver -- Solar sunrise, moonlight maze -- The coordinator meets Mudge -- Deny, exploit, corrupt, destroy -- Tailored access -- Cyber wars -- Buckshot Yankee -- "The whole haystack" -- "Somebody has crossed the Rubicon" -- Shady RATs -- "The five guys report" -- "We're wandering in dark territory".
"As cyber-attacks dominate front-page news, as hackers displace terrorists on the list of global threats, and as top generals warn of a coming cyber war, few books are more timely and enlightening than Dark Territory: The Secret History of Cyber War, by Slate columnist and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Fred Kaplan. Kaplan probes the inner corridors of the National Security Agency, the beyond-top-secret cyber units in the Pentagon, the "information warfare" squads of the military services, and the national security debates in the White House, to tell this never-before-told story of the officers, policymakers, scientists, and spies who devised this new form of warfare and who have been planning--and (more often than people know) fighting--these wars for decades. From the 1991 Gulf War to conflicts in Haiti, Serbia, Syria, the former Soviet republics, Iraq, and Iran, where cyber warfare played a significant role, Dark Territory chronicles, in fascinating detail, a little-known past that shines an unsettling light on our future"--
"The never-before-told story of the computer scientists and the NSA, Pentagon, and White House policymakers who invented and employ the wars of the present and future--the cyber wars where every country can be a major power player and every hacker a mass destroyer, as reported by a Pulitzer Prize--winning security and defense journalist"--
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