Ever careful in his pacing, BD Wong narrates this cybersecurity tale as if he's pitching the story for a movie. The plot: International criminals using weaponized software kidnap data from Fortune 500 companies, educational institutions, hospitals, and the city of Baltimore, and demand exorbitant ransoms. All that stands between the cyber-thugs and their payoff is a ragtag DIY international code-breaking crew, the Ransomware Hunting Team. With empathy for the white-hat code breakers, Wong follows the timeline of ransomware from its bizarre origins on floppy disks to today's seven-figure ransom payments. Especially engaging are the personal touches in the story--for example, a cybercriminal names his supposedly uncrackable malware code after a code breaker. R.W.S. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award, 2023 Audies Finalist © AudioFile 2023, Portland, Maine [Published: MARCH 2023]
Trade Ed. Macmillan Audio 2022
DD ISBN 9781250859358 $26.99
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