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The Ransomware Hunting Team

A Band of Misfits' Improbable Crusade to Save the World from Cybercrime

Author: Renee Dudley and Daniel Golden

The Ransomware Hunting Team

The Ransomware Hunting Team

About This Book

A real-life technological thriller about a band of eccentric misfits taking on the biggest cybersecurity threats of our time.

Scattered across the world, an elite team...

Page Count
368
On Sale
10/25/2022

Book Details

A real-life technological thriller about a band of eccentric misfits taking on the biggest cybersecurity threats of our time.

Scattered across the world, an elite team of code-cracking techies is working tirelessly on your behalf to thwart the most notorious cyber scourge of our time. You’ve probably never heard of them. But if you work for a school, a business, a hospital, or a municipal government, especially if its cybersecurity is imperfect, chances are that you’re painfully familiar with the group’s sworn enemy: ransomware. Again and again, these ordinary people, mostly self-taught and often struggling to make ends meet, have outwitted the shadowy networks of hackers and criminal gangs that lock computer networks and extort huge payments in return for the key.

The Ransomware Hunting Team is the incredible true story of a band of misfits who have used their extraordinary skills to save millions of ransomware victims from paying billions of dollars to criminals. Working in their free time from bedrooms and back offices, they offer their services pro bono to those whom the FBI, other government agencies, and the private sector are unwilling or unable to help. This book follows the teammates as they respond to dire calls for help—and tracks the ups and downs of their work as they race to rescue precious files and communicate directly with their adversaries. Urgent, uplifting, and entertaining, Renee Dudley and Daniel Golden’s The Ransomware Hunting Team is a real-life technological thriller set in a dangerous new era of cybercrime.

Imprint Publisher

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN

9780374603304

In The News

“If you’ve ever used a computer, you need this book. Renee Dudley and Daniel Golden have burrowed into the digital underworld to reveal the unlikely heroes saving the rest of us from cyber chaos. The Ransomware Hunting Team is nonfiction with the narrative engine of a thriller.” —Mitchell Zuckoff, New York Times bestselling author of Fall and Rise and 13 Hours

"The Ransomware Hunting Team is a tour de force of investigative reporting, with more twists, turns and shadowy figures than any spy thriller. Renee Dudley and Daniel Golden take you deep inside the hidden universe of ransomware hackers and heroes—and some who may or may not be both. It’s a breathtaking true tale that’s astonishing and disturbing—and irresistibly readable." —Joanne Lipman, bestselling author of That's What She Said and former editor in chief of USA Today

About the Creators

The Ransomware Hunting Team

The Ransomware Hunting Team