- 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: #1,660,362 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
I'm not into all the "scare" books about Ebola, plane crashes, food that kills us, bad drugs, etc. as a way to point out that the "government doesn't protect us." So I'm recommending this not as a horror movie for consumers as much as a very accurate account of sploits (for both hackers and defenders) that are still very much active, possible and in vogue. One white hat I know hacks banks all over the planet, and she has her own "fake" bank, is a PO member of PCI, and has her own false developer ID on the major gateways! How is this possible? Easy: no one polices it.
Wonderful read for anyone in the financial security field, as well as fledgling student pen testers/hackers, and not too bad for consumers, as long as you don't mind that "why read about stuff that nothing will be done about..." feeling. Incidentally, there are very few books available on financial security systems-- one expensive but outstanding exception is: Financial Cryptography and Data Security: 17th International Conference, FC 2013, Okinawa, Japan, April 1-5, 2013, Revised Selected Papers (Lecture Notes in Computer Science / Security and Cryptology). Not for consumers, but if you're in the field, or student of same, it's a must.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
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
This book is an excellent quick read, with stories and information that will draw you in until you finish the book, and then scare the pants off you to the point that you never... Read morePublished on August 15, 2008 by SC.
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
life scenarios from a informative story... Read more
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