4 November 1993
Show More The Hacker Crackdown: Law and Disorder on the Electronic Frontier by Bruce Sterling.
Viking, 328 pp., £16.99, January 1993, 0 670 84900 6Show More
The New Hacker’s Dictionary edited by Eric Raymond.
MIT, 516 pp., £11.75, October 1992, 0 262 68079 3Show More
Approaching Zero: Data Crime and the Computer Underworld by Bryan Clough and Paul Mungo.
Faber, 256 pp., £4.99, March 1993, 0 571 16813 2Show More
“... virus attacks – strictly, it was a worm – struck ARPANET, the network of the US Defence Department, on the evening of 2 November 1988. Three hours later computers at the Rand Corporation in Santa Monica slowed to a crawl. Within another two hours the same was happening at MIT, Purdue, Princeton, Stanford and the University of California at Berkeley. The infection spread onto MILNET, a military ...”