We Are All Targets: How Renegade Hackers Invented Cyber War and Unleashed an Age of Global Chaos

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Matt Potter was given unauthorized access to NATO’s involvement in the unrest in Kosovo. The information he received provided a counterpoint to the mainstream narrative about NATO’s objectives and actions. He was soon visited by men from the MI5 intelligence service. He explained that the information had leaked out as a result of a trojan virus known as “Anti-Smyser-1.” As quickly as he was a target, the questions ceased.

The damage done to NATO and its allies became a state secret. As the ashes of the Cold War were just beginning to dissipate, a cyber war had begun. The locus of the new threat emanated from the former Yugoslavia, where a rebel state utilized its love of computers and sci-fi to train an army of hackers to befuddle institutions far and wide.

We Are All Targets deftly illustrates how carefully placed keystrokes can upend an organization, if not a nation. Matt Potter was given a ringside seat to the cyber carnage and he showcases the back-and-forth maneuvers performed by the hackers and their counterparts in this riveting real-life thriller. We Are All Targets is a well-written exploratory dive into an increasingly murky world.

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Author Matt Potter
Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 368 pages
Publisher Hachette
Publish Date 10-Jan-2023
ISBN 9780306925733 Buy this Book
Issue June 2023
Category History