Chopping open the onion
August 31, 2012 3:42 PM Subscribe
I want to read about the dark side of the Internet, preferably in the form of a narrative.
posted by Echobelly to Computers & Internet (8 answers total) 39 users marked this as a favorite
I just finished reading Kingpin: How One Hacker Took Over the Billion-Dollar Cybercrime Underground
in about 2 days and while I would have liked a little more fleshing out of the characters, the underground criminal world portrayed fascinated me. I'm looking for more books that have the cat-and-mouse element and the paranoia of the world of cybercrime.
I've browsed using Tor out of curiosity before, so I don't really have a threshold for how dark it gets. Books, longform journalism, even documentaries about hacking, trafficking, drugs, etc. involving the internet it what I'm after. I'd prefer nonfiction, but obviously I'd be open to any suggestions of fictitious portrayals. Bonus points for great characterization.
Basically I want anything that will make my mother want to stay off the Internet forever.