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Fatal System Error: The Hunt for the New Crime Lords Who Are Bringing Down the Internet by Joseph Menn

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AUTHOR’S NOTE
REPORTING THE RUSSIAN SIDE of the events in this book presented considerable challenges. Despite the fact that the prosecution of the three hackers was a success, the FSB instructed the MVD not to cooperate during my trip to that country, informing the agency that I was “probably” a spy. Inside the hotels where I stayed, muscled security guards kept track of whom I met and spoke into wireless mouthpieces when I moved. I did manage to meet safely with people involved in the case, from the MVD and elsewhere, but most spoke on the condition they not be named. My efforts to contact the men accused of being King Arthur, Bra1n, the head of Rock Phish, and the author of Bagle, among others, were unsuccessful.
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