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'Mafiaboy' writes book about the day he shut down the Internet




'Mafiaboy' writes book about the day he shut down the Internet
'Mafiaboy' writes book about the day he shut down the Internet



http://www.nationalpost.com/todays_paper/story.html?id=854375 

Canwest News Service 
October 02, 2008

The country's most notorious hacker, Mafiaboy, has written a tell-all 
book about his Internet attack of 2000 when he paralyzed the Web sites 
of CNN, Yahoo, eBay and other businesses for several hours. The book, 
Mafiaboy: How I Cracked the Internet and Why It's Still Broken, is 
expected to hit bookshelves next week. In it, the infamous hacker, now 
23, explains that he was not a computer whiz kid but quickly gained 
knowledge of computers and got to know other young hackers. "I felt a 
strange kinship with these nameless, faceless programmers and online 
rebels," he writes in an excerpt made available by the publisher. "To 
me, they were the coolest kids in cyberspace. I wanted to hang with 
them. I wanted to be a hacker." The book, co-written with Montreal 
journalist Craig Silverman, is billed as "a cautionary tale." After a 
manhunt, the RCMP and FBI apprehended the then-15-year-old student. He 
pleaded guilty to more than 50 charges.


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