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An Inside Look at the Economics of Cybercrime

Blackhatonomics explains the basic economic truths of the underworld of hacking, and why people around the world devote tremendous resources to developing and implementing malware. The book provides an economic view of the evolving business of cybercrime, showing the methods and motivations behind organized cybercrime attacks, and the changing tendencies towards cyber-warfare. Written by an exceptional author team of Will Gragido, Daniel J Molina, John Pirc and Nick Selby, Blackhatonomics takes practical academic principles and backs them up with use cases and extensive interviews, placing you right into the mindset of the cyber criminal.

Enterprise Security Professionals in the main verticals of: Military, Government, Healthcare, Finance, Academia, and Bio-Medical Research and Pharmaceutical.

Paperback, 216 Pages

Published: December 2012

Imprint: Syngress

ISBN: 978-1-59749-740-4


  • "A crack team of computer security consultants with backgrounds in the military, police, marketing, and academia present an encyclopedic resource on cybercrime for anyone responsible for computer security."--Reference and Research Book News, August 2013


  • Chapter 1. Psychological and Cultural Trends

    Chapter 2. Seasons of Change

    Chapter 3. Drivers and Motives

    Chapter 4. Signal-to-Noise Ratio

    Chapter 5. Execution

    Chapter 6. From Russia with Love

    Chapter 7. The China Factor

    Chapter 8. Pawns and Mules

    Chapter 9. Globalization

    Chapter 10. America, Land of Opportunity

    Chapter 11. Global Law Enforcement

    Chapter 12: The Road Ahead


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