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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Views Read Edit View history. Everything that happened in this book is entirely true because it actually happened.

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The damage caused by Calce as a teenage hacker was significant and created chaos for tens if not hundreds of thousands of people browsing the sites that he compromised. It says he took down Fifa.

On February 7,Calce targeted Yahoo! If I could choose any actor in the world in the world to play Michael calce Mafia Boy I would choose Tom Cruise because he can play as anybody especially a top grade maiaboy like Mafia Boy.

I had higher hopes for this book, as its title really builds it up.

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. Feb 02, Black Heart Magazine rated it liked it Shelves: Calce was not a traditional old-school hacker with a love of technology, digging for knowledge to use the equipment better.

To your close friends? Kimberley Paterson rated it really liked it Apr 04, Both have worked in computer security, and neither has been hacked. Mikaela rated it liked it Oct 22, Using his experience as a cautionary tale, Calce takes the reader through the history of hacking and how it has helped make the internet the new frontier for crime in the 21st century.


Sebastian rated it really liked it Dec 31, I am a Ballerina. The only really safe way to avoid all risk is to become a Luddite and stay off the Internet altogether. Tom also has good hack movies like Mission Impossible. Despite their extensive computer use, both writers can imagine living on a desert island without them. He describes the police and FBI coming to his house to pick him up, and how his brother was reprimanded for speaking Italian to Calce.

Then the police start conversing in French. Laura rated it really liked it Mar 14, Amazing book Very captivating life odysey of Mr Calce.

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

Lists with This Book. Not a bad book. The Soul of All Great Designs. Preview — Mafiaboy by Michael Calce. Calce appeared on a TV show, Last Call with Carson Dalytalking about his days as a hacker, how President Clinton became involved, and how it ultimately landed him in jail all at age I enjoyed reading it too much.

Michael Calce, has ignored requests from every major media outlet in North America and has not told a word of his story—until now. Archived from the original on There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Archived copy as title Wikipedia articles needing page number citations from May All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from March Computer security experts now often cite the larger figure [12] sometimes incorrectly declaring it in U.

You ask, because this book has a deep storyline that keeps you reading to the end. We bank, shop, write in our diaries, and hire over the internet, splashing our IP address and real-life address everywhere we go. The Nomad rated it liked it Jun 02, Back when I began monkeying with computers as a junior high school student inone of the first things I discovered is that computer hacking is a mixture of technical and social engineering skills.


I have long been fascinated by computer hackers, and have a large library of books about hacking. In reality, this is a book about a kid with a computer, who tries to grab as much attention as possible in IRC chat rooms by wrecking shit for others using tools he claims to have developed himself. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. No eBook available Amazon. Refresh and try again. 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.

Calce would then have left for school, forgetting the application which continued the attacks during most of the day. He used a flood of data packets to swamp each website, shutting down service and eliminating substantial revenue. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. The result is Mafiaboywritten in simple language with definitions for every acronym. Were there any personality traits that you could identify with?

I’m not exactly sure what the other reviewer was reading but clearly reading comprehension is not his strong suit.