- Hardcover: 304 pages
- Publisher: Union Square Press (April 1, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 140275695X
- ISBN-13: 978-1402756955
- Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.4 x 1.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,889,797 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Zero Day Threat: The Shocking Truth of How Banks and Credit Bureaus Help Cyber Crooks Steal Your Money and Identity Hardcover – April 1, 2008
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management to understand that effective security is well worth the
investment. Real-world stories make their job easier. This
extraordinarily well-written book contains the richest set of stories
about real cyber attacks ever assembled.
The internet and web have indeed revolutionized society, and there is hardly an industry that has not been positively affected by the net. On the down side, the net is the new conduit for criminals. For example, in the few years before the web became ubiquitous, U.S. and international law enforcement nearly had a noose around the child pornography industry and brought it to a near standstill. After the web, authorities have given up hope that child pornography can ever be contained.
Similarly, white-collar crime and fraud has been exacerbated by the net. Zero Day Threat details the various loopholes that criminals use to carry out their attacks and crimes.Read more ›
Stu Sjouwerman, Founder, Sunbelt Software
* Marcus Sachs, Director of the SANS Internet Storm Center
The authors break each chapter up into three unique pieces which cover the topic for that chapter from three different angles. Being in the IT security field I am always interested to here compelling true stores on security breaches and security incidents. These stories were by no means a letdown to those interests. I was completely astonished to find how integrated the identity theft trade was with methamphetamine use and abuse. In addition, the book also does an excellent job of detailing out how banks and credit reporting agencies do and/or don't work with you if your identity does happen to become stolen.
I would highly recommend this book to every information security professional; online shopper; individual interested in the roots of phishing, computer viruses, and identity theft; and anyone responsible for the well being of a business, organization and/or its employees.
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Acohido and Swartz did an outstanding job of investigating and researching the many aspects of ID theft, credit card fraud, wire scams and other criminal activity in the... Read morePublished on January 10, 2013 by James McDonough
I thought this was a great book on credit card fraud and identity theft. It was well written with each chapter broken down into three areas: The Exploiters, The Enablers, and The... Read morePublished on December 14, 2010 by Jerry Werzinsky
Loved the book. It gives a good prospective on cyber threat modivation and why it is growing.Published on January 30, 2010 by Gene Budsock
This book has a nice balance between how the different attacks are done, and the not-so-glamorous people behind them. Read morePublished on July 18, 2009 by Don Franke
The book has good facts on latest threats on cyberspace.
I admire the author's plot setting in how he tried to combine a real
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I read the book Zero Day Threat (ZDT) by Byron Acohido and Jon Swartz. I really liked the book! Zero Day Threat is about the underground cyber-economy. Read morePublished on April 23, 2008 by Somesh Jha