CHAPTER 1

Introduction

Conversations in Cyberspace is a collection of insights and online conversations (both on IRC chats and encrypted e-mails) on the current state of security and privacy in the online world with a focus on the Deep Web. I have also included a brief introduction to some of the most used open-source intelligence (OSINT) tools and a selection of interviews with some of the key figures in industrial control systems (ICS), advanced persistent threat (APT) and hackers/hacktivists groups.

During the making of this short book, I have quickly realized I had to include interviews and insights from both people involved in the defense side of security and hackers/“crackers” who enjoy the intellectual challenge of creatively overcoming ...

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