Dawn of the Code War: America's Battle Against Russia, China, and the Rising Global Cyber Threat

Dawn of the Code War: America's Battle Against Russia, China, and the Rising Global Cyber Threat

by John P. Carlin, Garrett M. Graff

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Overview

The inside story of how America's enemies launched a cyber war against us-and how we've learned to fight back

With each passing year, the internet-linked attacks on America's interests have grown in both frequency and severity. Overmatched by our military, countries like North Korea, China, Iran, and Russia have found us vulnerable in cyberspace. The "Code War" is upon us.

In this dramatic book, former Assistant Attorney General John P. Carlin takes readers to the front lines of a global but little-understood fight as the Justice Department and the FBI chases down hackers, online terrorist recruiters, and spies. Today, as our entire economy goes digital, from banking to manufacturing to transportation, the potential targets for our enemies multiply. This firsthand account is both a remarkable untold story and a warning of dangers yet to come.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781541773844
Publisher: PublicAffairs
Publication date: 09/10/2019
Pages: 480
Sales rank: 623,406
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

John P. Carlin is the former Assistant Attorney General for National Security under Barack Obama, where he worked to protect the country against international and domestic terrorism, espionage, cyber, and other national security threats. A career federal prosecutor and graduate of Harvard Law School, John has spent much of the last decade working at the center of the nation's response to the rise of terrorism and cyber threats, including serving as National Coordinator of the Justice Department's Computer Hacking and Intellectual Property (CHIP) program, as an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Columbia, and as chief of staff to then-FBI Director Robert Mueller. Today, Carlin is the global chair of the risk and crisis management practice for the law firm Morrison & Foerster. He is also chair of the Aspen Institute's Cybersecurity & Technology Program and a sought-after industry speaker on cyber issues as well as a CNBC contributor on cybersecurity and national security issues.

Garrett M. Graff is an award-winning journalist who has spent nearly a decade covering national security. He also serves as executive director of the Aspen Institute's Cybersecurity & Technology Program. A regular writer for WIRED, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, and a former editor of both Washingtonian and POLITICO Magazine, he has an extensive background in journalism and in technology. His oral history of Air Force One during 9/11 is under development as a movie by MGM and his April 2017 WIRED cover story about the FBI's hunt for an infamous Russian hacker has also been optioned for television. His most recent book is Raven Rock: The Story of the U.S. Government's Secret Plan to Save Itself-While the Rest of Us Die.

Table of Contents

Foreword TeaMpOisoN 1

Introduction The Code War 31

Chapter 1 The Rise of the Hackers 65

Chapter 2 Comment Crew 129

Chapter 3 Operation Aurora 171

Chapter 4 Qassam Cyber Fighters 211

Chapter 5 APTI 241

Chapter 6 Slavik 279

Chapter 7 The Guardians of Peace 307

Chapter 8 Black Vine 343

Chapter 9 Fake News 371

Epilogue Winning the Code War 391

Acknowledgments 405

Notes 407

Index 445

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