An airliner's controls abruptly fail mid-flight over the Atlantic. An oil tanker runs aground in Japan when its navigational system suddenly stops dead. Hospitals everywhere have to abandon their computer databases when patients die after being administered incorrect dosages of their medicine. In the Midwest, a nuclear power plant nearly becomes the next Chernobyl when its cooling systems malfunction.
At first, these random computer failures seem like unrelated events. But Jeff Aiken, a former government analyst who quit in disgust after witnessing the gross errors that led up to 9/11, thinks otherwise. Jeff fears a more serious attack targeting the United States computer infrastructure is already under way. And as other menacing computer malfunctions pop up around the world, some with deadly results, he realizes that there isn't much time if he hopes to prevent an international catastrophe.
Written by a global authority on cyber security, Zero Day presents a chilling "what if" scenario that, in a world completely reliant on technology, is more than possible today---it's a cataclysmic disaster just waiting to happen.
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Working with the beautiful IT manager of a targeted New York law firm and an equally attractive old acquaintance in the field now working out of Homeland Security, Jeff penetrates codes and tries to devise effective defenses.| Read Full Review of Zero Day: A Novel
Microsoft computer guru Russinovich's first novel, a cautionary tale about the imminence of the great cyber attack to wipe out the Internet, works pretty well as a thriller, though it takes a while to boot up and for the bodies to begin to fall.Jan 10 2011 | Read Full Review of Zero Day: A Novel
Recently released, “Zero Day” by Mark Russinovich tells the story of a post-9/11 cyber attack on the U.S. Jeff Aiken, the main character (presumably based somewhat on the author himself) is called in to work on a virus in a law firm and stumbles upon something bigger.Sep 11 2012 | Read Full Review of Zero Day: A Novel
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It seems, according to Mark Russinovich to be a warning to businesses, government, and computer professionals that cyberwar is and will be our next war, with implications far beyond what the experts usually predict!Jan 19 2011 | Read Full Review of Zero Day: A Novel
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