Lords of Crypto Crime

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Author: Andy Greenberg

Category: Business & management , Economics , Finance

Book Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Monoray

ISBN: 9781800962262

RRP: $24.99


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‘Reads like a thriller… These stories are amazing.’

Michael Lewis, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Big Short

‘A master-class in the tactics and countertactics of financial cyberwarfare, laid out in a tense, exciting technothriller.’

Cory Doctorow, author of Little Brother

‘An absorbing narrative than unfolds like a mystery’

New York Times Book Review (Editors’ Choice)

‘Immensely readable… a romp through some of the most infamous dark web takedowns in recent memory.’

Washington Post

Dirty cops, trafficking rings, globe-spanning, nail-biting undercover detective work and the biggest takedown of the online narcotics market in the history of the internet. This is the story of how a single innovation has fuelled the world’s criminal financial markets, and unleashed a cat-and mouse game like no other.

Over the last decade, crime lords inhabiting lawless corners of the internet have operated more freely – whether in drug dealing, money laundering, or human trafficking – than their old school counterparts could have ever dreamed of. By transacting in currencies with anonymous ledgers, overseen by no government and beholden no bankers, they have robbed law enforcement of the primary method of cracking down on illicit finance: following the money.

But what if this dark economy held a secret, fatal flaw? What if their currency wasn’t so cryptic after all? Could an investigator using the right mixture of technical wizardry, financial forensics, and old-fashioned persistence uncover an entire criminal underworld?

Lords of Crypto Crime is the gripping, insider story of how a brilliant group of investigators took down the biggest kingpins of the dark web.

** Published in the US as Tracers in the Dark. **

Andy Greenberg is a senior writer for Wired magazine. He’s written about hackers, cybersecurity, surveillance, and privacy for more than fifteen years, and is the author of three books: Tracers in the Dark, Sandworm, and This Machine Kills Secrets. Tracers in the Dark and Sandworm, along with excerpts of the books published in Wired, have won several honors including two Gerald Loeb awards for distinguished business and financial reporting. This Machine Kills Secrets was named by The Verge as one of the top ten greatest tech books of all time. Greenberg lives in Brooklyn with his wife, documentary filmmaker Malika Zouhali-Worrall.

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