We use cookies to improve your experience. By using our site you are accepting our cookie policy. 
Read our privacy policy to learn more.



Cyber Wars

Cyber Wars

Hacks that Shocked the Business World

Charles Arthur

£14.99

Explore the most significant cyber attacks in recent years and get exclusive insight into hackers' techniques, the dramatic consequences and the lessons we should all learn from them.

Available to pre-order from 3rd February 2018
Buy product

About the book

Cyber Wars gives you the dramatic inside stories of some of the world's biggest cyber attacks. These are the game changing hacks that make organizations around the world tremble and leaders stop and consider just how safe they really are. Charles Arthur provides a gripping account of why each hack happened, what techniques were used, what the consequences were and how they could have been prevented. Cyber attacks are some of the most frightening threats currently facing business leaders and this book provides a deep insight into understanding how they work, how hackers think as well as giving invaluable advice on staying vigilant and avoiding the security mistakes and oversights that can lead to downfall. No organization is safe but by understanding the context within which we now live and what the hacks of the future might look like, you can minimize the threat.

In Cyber Wars, you will learn how hackers in a TK Maxx parking lot managed to steal 94m credit card details costing the organization $1bn; how a 17 year old leaked the data of 157,000 TalkTalk customers causing a reputational disaster; how Mirai can infect companies' Internet of Things devices and let hackers control them; how a sophisticated malware attack on Sony caused corporate embarrassment and company-wide shut down; and how a phishing attack on Clinton Campaign Chairman John Podesta's email affected the outcome of the 2016 US election.


Table Of Contents

    • Chapter - 00: Introduction;
    • Chapter - 01: Sony – Systems Wiped, Internal Documents Leaked and Network Completely Shut Down by "The Guardians of Peace";
    • Chapter - 02: TalkTalk – 157,000 Customer Details Stolen by a Hacker;
    • Chapter - 03: John Podesta – Gmail Account Hacked and Emails Sent to Wikileaks;
    • Chapter - 04: Mirai – The DDOS Hack that Revealed the Vulnerability of Internet of Things Devices;
    • Chapter - 05: HBGary – The Security Company Brought Down by Anonymous;
    • Chapter - 06: TK Maxx – 94m Credit Card Details Stolen;
    • Chapter - 07: Ransomware – Using Cryptography as a Weapon to Hold Your Data Hostage;
    • Chapter - 08: Conclusion



Book Details

  • EAN: 9780749482008
  • Edition: 1
  • Published: 3rd May 2018
  • Paperback
  • Format: 216x138
  • 232 pages

About the Author

Charles Arthur is a freelance journalist, and author of Digital Wars: Apple, Google, Microsoft and the Battle for the Internet, published by Kogan Page. From 2005-2014 he was technology editor at The Guardian newspaper, where he worked on coverage of scores of stories including Wikileaks, Anonymous, and LulzSec. Previously he was science and technology editor at The Independent, and before that worked at New Scientist, Business Magazine and Computer Weekly.


Charles Arthur


Other titles by this author