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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Gordon Corera Narrator: Gildart Jackson Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2016 ISBN: 9781504724111
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The previously untold—and previously highly classified—story of the conflux of espionage and technology, a compelling narrative rich with astonishing revelations taking readers from World War II to the Internet age

As the digital era becomes increasingly pervasive, the intertwining forces of computers and espionage are reshaping the entire world; what was once the preserve of a few intelligence agencies now affects us all.

Corera’s compelling narrative takes us from the Second World War through the Cold War and the birth of the Internet to the present era of hackers and surveillance. The book is rich with historical detail and characters, as well as astonishing revelations about espionage carried out in recent times by the United Kingdom, the United States, and China. Using unique access to the NSA, GCHQ, Chinese officials, and senior executives from some of the most powerful global technology companies, Gordon Corera has gathered compelling stories from heads of state, hackers, and spies of all stripes.

Cyberspies is a groundbreaking exploration of the new space in which the worlds of espionage, diplomacy, international business, science, and technology collide.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Riveting. Making use of excellent sources, Corera has produced a highly relevant read that addresses the key debate in intelligence gathering—the balance between privacy and security.”

    Sunday Times (London)

  • “If you are looking for a clear and comprehensive guide to how communications have been intercepted, from cable-cutting in the First World War to bulk data collection exposed by Ed Snowden, this is it.”

    Guardian (London)

  • “BBC security correspondent Corera’s dense and comprehensive history of electronic and computer espionage includes many hitherto secret tales from the world of communication intelligence…The discussion of Stuxnet—the sophisticated attack on Iranian centrifuges—and its aftermath is compelling, as Corera’s chilling conclusion contextualizes it as the first of a continuing and increasingly sophisticated form of international, sometimes state-sponsored digital warfare.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Corera, a security correspondent for BBC News, traces electronic espionage from World War II to the present…Corera’s illuminating summary of cyberespionage’s development and potential effects on modern statecraft, war, commerce, and everyday liberties will appeal to all readers interested in those topics.”

    Library Journal

  • “Computers remain essential to espionage and other dubious activities, writes BBC security correspondent Corera in this engrossing history of the dark side of the information revolution…Corera casts his net widely and makes it clear that America is the leader in the battle, as well as the most vulnerable. A convincing argument that the most secure way to communicate is via snail mail.”

    Kirkus Reviews

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About the Author

Gordon Corera is a security correspondent for BBC News. He has presented major documentaries for the BBC on cybersecurity, including Crypto Wars and Under Attack: Espionage, Sabotage, Subversion, and Warfare in the Cyber Age. He is the author of The Art of Betrayal: Life and Death in the British Secret Service. In 2014 he was named Information Security Journalist of the Year at the BT Information Security and Journalism Awards. He lives in London.

About the Narrator

Gildart Jackson’s acting credits span the stage and screen. He is most often recognized for his roles as Gideon on Charmed and Simon Prentiss on General Hospital. He has also starred in numerous television shows, including CSI and Vegas, and he played the lead in the highly acclaimed independent feature film You, directed by his wife, Melora Hardin.