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Fresh Pick / June 4, 2010

February 2010 On Sale: January 26, 2010 304 pages ISBN: 1586487485 EAN: 9781586487485 Hardcover $25.95 Fatal System Error by Joseph Menn The Hunt for the New Crime Lords Who are Bringing Down the Internet In this disquieting cyber thriller, Joseph Menn takes readers into the murky hacker underground, traveling the globe from San Francisco to Costa Rica and London to Russia. His guides are California surfer and computer whiz Barrett Lyon and a fearless British high-tech agent. Through these heroes, Menn shows the evolution of cyber- crime from small-time thieving to sophisticated, organized gangs, who began by attacking corporate websites but increasingly steal financial data from consumers and defense secrets from governments. Using unprecedented access to Mob businesses and Russian officials, the book reveals how top criminals earned protection from the Russian government. Fatal System Error penetrates both the Russian cyber-mob and La Cosa Nostra as the two fight over the Internet’s massive spoils. The cloak-and-dagger adventure shows why cyber-crime is much worse than you thought—and why the Internet might not survive. Previous Picks Add to Wish List Thriller Techno Buy at