Cyberspies by Gordon Corera audiobook

Cyberspies: The Secret History of Surveillance, Hacking, and Digital Espionage

By Gordon Corera
Read by Gildart Jackson

Blackstone Publishing 9781681771540
17.90 Hours Unabridged
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The previously untold—and previously highly classified—story of the conflux of espionage and technology, a compelling narrative rich with astonishing revelations taking readers from World War II to the Internet age As the digital era becomes increasingly pervasive, the intertwining forces of computers and espionage are reshaping the entire world; what was once the preserve of a few intelligence agencies now affects us all. Corera’s compelling narrative takes us from the Second World War through the Cold War and the birth of the Internet to the present era of hackers and surveillance. The book is rich with historical detail and characters, as well as astonishing revelations about espionage carried out in recent times by the United Kingdom, the United States, and China. Using unique access to the NSA, GCHQ, Chinese officials, and senior executives from some of the most powerful global technology companies, Gordon Corera has gathered compelling stories from heads of state, hackers, and spies of all stripes. Cyberspies is a groundbreaking exploration of the new space in which the worlds of espionage, diplomacy, international business, science, and technology collide.

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The previously untold—and previously highly classified—story of the conflux of espionage and technology, a compelling narrative rich with astonishing revelations taking readers from World War II to the Internet age

As the digital era becomes increasingly pervasive, the intertwining forces of computers and espionage are reshaping the entire world; what was once the preserve of a few intelligence agencies now affects us all.

Corera’s compelling narrative takes us from the Second World War through the Cold War and the birth of the Internet to the present era of hackers and surveillance. The book is rich with historical detail and characters, as well as astonishing revelations about espionage carried out in recent times by the United Kingdom, the United States, and China. Using unique access to the NSA, GCHQ, Chinese officials, and senior executives from some of the most powerful global technology companies, Gordon Corera has gathered compelling stories from heads of state, hackers, and spies of all stripes.

Cyberspies is a groundbreaking exploration of the new space in which the worlds of espionage, diplomacy, international business, science, and technology collide.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Riveting. Making use of excellent sources, Corera has produced a highly relevant read that addresses the key debate in intelligence gathering—the balance between privacy and security.” Sunday Times (London)
“If you are looking for a clear and comprehensive guide to how communications have been intercepted, from cable-cutting in the First World War to bulk data collection exposed by Ed Snowden, this is it.” Guardian (London)
“BBC security correspondent Corera’s dense and comprehensive history of electronic and computer espionage includes many hitherto secret tales from the world of communication intelligence…The discussion of Stuxnet—the sophisticated attack on Iranian centrifuges—and its aftermath is compelling, as Corera’s chilling conclusion contextualizes it as the first of a continuing and increasingly sophisticated form of international, sometimes state-sponsored digital warfare.” Publishers Weekly
“Corera, a security correspondent for BBC News, traces electronic espionage from World War II to the present…Corera’s illuminating summary of cyberespionage’s development and potential effects on modern statecraft, war, commerce, and everyday liberties will appeal to all readers interested in those topics.” Library Journal
“Computers remain essential to espionage and other dubious activities, writes BBC security correspondent Corera in this engrossing history of the dark side of the information revolution…Corera casts his net widely and makes it clear that America is the leader in the battle, as well as the most vulnerable. A convincing argument that the most secure way to communicate is via snail mail.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author Bio: Gordon Corera

Author Bio: Gordon Corera

Gordon Corera is a security correspondent for BBC News. He has presented major documentaries for the BBC on cybersecurity, including Crypto Wars and Under Attack: Espionage, Sabotage, Subversion, and Warfare in the Cyber Age. He is the author of The Art of Betrayal: Life and Death in the British Secret Service. In 2014 he was named Information Security Journalist of the Year at the BT Information Security and Journalism Awards. He lives in London.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 17.90
Audience: Adult
Language: English