O'Reilly logo

The Lure: The True Story of How the Department of Justice Brought Down Two of the World’s Most Dangerous Cyber Criminals by Steve Schroeder

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Introduction

Beginning in the fall of 1999, a number of Internet-related businesses in the United States suffered computer intrusions or “hacks” that originated from Russia. The hackers gained control of the victims’ computers, copied and stole private data that included credit card information, and threatened to publish or use the stolen credit cards or inflict damage on the compromised computers unless the victims paid money or gave the hackers a job.

One of these victims was an Internet Service Provider (ISP) named Speakeasy Network, located in Seattle, Washington. Speakeasy’s computer network was attacked from Russian Internet Protocol (IP) addresses at the end of November 1999. The hacker (or hackers) was able to compromise the system administrator’s ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required