Michael Calce is a high school student from Île Bizard, Quebec, who launched a series of . In late , with journalist Craig Silverman, Calce announced he was writing a book, Mafiaboy: How I Cracked the Internet and Why It’s Still Broken . In early , the websites of CNN, Yahoo, E*Trade, Dell, Amazon, and eBay ground to a halt for several hours, causing panic everywhere from the White. Equal parts true-crime thriller and exposé, Mafiaboy will take you on an electrifying tour of the fast-evolving twenty-first-century world of.

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Jeffrey rated it liked it May 26, Not your laptop, not your iPhone, not your home computer.

Gary D. Robson

When I got booj hands on a pre-release review copy of Mafiaboy: I have long been fascinated by computer hackers, and have a large library of books about hacking.

Silverman and Calce are well positioned as heralds of bad news.

No eBook available Amazon. Annika rated it really liked it Oct 24, Refresh and try again.

Mafiaboy: A Portrait of the Hacker as a Young Man – Michael Calce, Craig Silverman – Google Books

It definitely captivated me more and more as i kept turning pages, you basically want to know everything about his life and how he transcended from nobody to hacker to elite hacker. He reiterates how stupid he was and how much trouble his big mouth and braggadocio got him into, and magiaboy shows the ramifications of his actions.

The book, and their meeting, was a result of luck. Luke Gregoire rated it it was amazing Feb 26, Ultimately, the transformation of mafiaboy leaves him more deeply connected to other human beings, including his friends and family, than his Internet infamy had brought him.


Feb 02, Black Heart Magazine rated it liked it Shelves: I would definitely recommend this nail biting book to anybody who Daniel St-Pierre English 1.

When Calce decided he wanted to tell his story, the first agent he approached directed him to Craig Silverman, who had just published his first book, Regret the Error.

Mafiaboy: How I Cracked The Internet And Why Its Still Broken

Kaycee rated it it was amazing Sep 08, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Michael Calce, has ignored requests from every major media outlet in North America and has not told a bok of his story—until now. The Soul of All Great Designs. I sat there wondering how much this French-Canadian wannabe-hacker had earned selling his book of lies. Archived from the original on The average computer user can follow along, but a more tech-savvy reader may be bored.

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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Yeah let’s use this as an accurate source of information. Daniel St-Pierre English 1. Books by Michael Calce. Tom also has good hack movies like Mission Impossible.

At this point the narrative seems to take on heroic overtones as if he were somehow noble and rebellious and uncompromising in the face of opposing powers. InOwen Walker was arrested in Whitianga, New Zealand; his cyber-crime gang is accused of hacking into 1.


I would definitely recommend this nail biting book to bool who likes books that holds your nose in the book. I was surprised I read “Mafiaboy” to understand better what drives individuals to hack.

Mafiaboy turns out too be Scaredboy! This book is very mafiably in today’s market considering how much technology has consumed our lives. Calce was born in the West Island area of MontrealQuebec. Because there was a lot of mystery in what was happening 9. This review is based on an advance copy, and there may be changes before its scheduled release on August 2, I was surprised that he was unable to understand the link between his massive irresponsibility and the damage that he directly caused so many people.

After reading these facts, the rest of the book was just shit. After the attacks, some computer experts blamed mafuaboy and corporations for running large, vulnerable networks. Consumers lost confidence in online business and the American economy suffered a minor blow as a mafiagoy.

He was 18 years old and part of the 5 percent of cyber-criminals who are caught worldwide. They wrote in tandem, with Silverman mapping out each chapter and editing afterwards. InCalce appeared on the twelfth episode of the Criminal podcast.

In latewith journalist Craig SilvermanCalce announced he was writing a book, Mafiaboy: