At Large by Charles C. Mann
the Strange Case of the World's Biggest Internet Invasion

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Hailed as "a chilling portrait" by The Boston Globe and "a crafty thriller" by Newsweek, this astonishing story of an obsessive hacker promises to change the way you look at the Internet forever.
At Large chronicles the massive manhunt that united hard-nosed FBI agents, computer nerds, and uptight security bureaucrats against an elusive computer outlaw who broke into highly secured computer systems at banks, universities, federal agencies, and top-secret military weapons-research sites. Here is "a real-life tale of cops vs. hackers, by two technology writers with a flair for turning a complicated crime and investigation into a fast-moving edge-of-your-seat story" (Kirkus Reviews, starred). At Large blows the lid off the frightening vulnerability of the global online network, which leaves not only systems, but also individuals, exposed.

About Charles C. Mann

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David H. Freedman is a journalist specializing in business and technology. He is a senior editor at Forbes ASAP, and his work has appeared in Inc., the Atlantic Monthly, the New York Times, Wired, Science, and the Harvard Business Review. He is the author of two critically acclaimed books on artificial intelligence and (with Charles C. Mann) on computer hacking.
Published June 3, 1998 by Touchstone. 320 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences, Computers & Technology. Non-fiction

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With incisive descriptions and prose that's never overburdened by jargon, the authors chronicle the progression of Phantomd's online intrusions from university computers to Intel to top-secret government databases, and the federal investigation that finally nabs him.

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And a Lecter victim, Mason Verger (Gary Oldman), a child molester and serial killer whom Lecter persuaded to flay his own face, wants revenge.

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An obsessive, meticulous pattern of virtual break-ins is plaguing the computers of MIT, NASA and other allegedly secure systems.

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