Kingpin - How One Hacker Took over the Billion-dollar Cybercrime Underground-logo

Kingpin - How One Hacker Took over the Billion-dollar Cybercrime Underground

Kevin Poulsen

The word spread through the hacking underground like some unstoppable new virus: Someone-some brilliant, audacious crook-had just staged a hostile takeover of an online criminal network that siphoned billions of dollars from the U.S. economy. The FBI rushed to launch an ambitious undercover operation aimed at tracking down this new kingpin. Other agencies around the world deployed dozens of moles and double agents. Together, the cybercops lured numerous unsuspecting hackers into their clutches. Yet at every turn, their main quarry displayed an uncanny ability to sniff out their snitches and see through their plots. The culprit they sought was the most unlikely of criminals: a brilliant programmer with a hippie ethic and a supervillain's double identity. Together with a smooth-talking con artist, he ran a massive real-world crime ring.

The word spread through the hacking underground like some unstoppable new virus: Someone-some brilliant, audacious crook-had just staged a hostile takeover of an online criminal network that siphoned billions of dollars from the U.S. economy. The FBI rushed to launch an ambitious undercover operation aimed at tracking down this new kingpin. Other agencies around the world deployed dozens of moles and double agents. Together, the cybercops lured numerous unsuspecting hackers into their clutches. Yet at every turn, their main quarry displayed an uncanny ability to sniff out their snitches and see through their plots. The culprit they sought was the most unlikely of criminals: a brilliant programmer with a hippie ethic and a supervillain's double identity. Together with a smooth-talking con artist, he ran a massive real-world crime ring.
More Information

Description:

The word spread through the hacking underground like some unstoppable new virus: Someone-some brilliant, audacious crook-had just staged a hostile takeover of an online criminal network that siphoned billions of dollars from the U.S. economy. The FBI rushed to launch an ambitious undercover operation aimed at tracking down this new kingpin. Other agencies around the world deployed dozens of moles and double agents. Together, the cybercops lured numerous unsuspecting hackers into their clutches. Yet at every turn, their main quarry displayed an uncanny ability to sniff out their snitches and see through their plots. The culprit they sought was the most unlikely of criminals: a brilliant programmer with a hippie ethic and a supervillain's double identity. Together with a smooth-talking con artist, he ran a massive real-world crime ring.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Eric Michael Summerer

Length:

8h 8m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

05:35


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

10:15


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

16:09


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

10:38


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

11:47


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

15:25


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

17:55


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

14:32


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

09:05


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

21:37


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

17:56


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

15:40


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

09:24


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

11:24


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

14:02


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

15:23


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

21:57


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

10:41


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:49


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

10:53


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:59


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

08:46


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

08:45


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

10:34


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

19:19


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

20:38


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

12:13


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

14:31


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

11:54


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

11:11


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

14:02


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

13:30


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

09:32


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

22:00


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

10:28


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

09:34


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

12:46


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:08