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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (715 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Parmy Olson Narrator: Abby Craden Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2012 ISBN: 9781611132373
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A thrilling, exclusive exposé of the hacker collectives Anonymous and LulzSec.

We Are Anonymous is the first full account of how a loosely assembled group of hackers scattered across the globe formed a new kind of insurgency, seized headlines, and tortured the feds—and the ultimate betrayal that would eventually bring them down. Parmy Olson goes behind the headlines and into the world of Anonymous and LulzSec with unprecedented access, drawing upon hundreds of conversations with the hackers themselves, including exclusive interviews with all six core members of LulzSec. 

In late 2010, thousands of hacktivists joined a mass digital assault on the websites of VISA, MasterCard, and PayPal to protest their treatment of WikiLeaks. Other targets were wide ranging—the websites of corporations from Sony Entertainment and Fox to the Vatican and the Church of Scientology were hacked, defaced, and embarrassed—and the message was that no one was safe. Thousands of user accounts from pornography websites were released, exposing government employees and military personnel.

Although some attacks were perpetrated by masses of users who were rallied on the message boards of 4Chan, many others were masterminded by a small, tight-knit group of hackers who formed a splinter group of Anonymous called LulzSec. The legend of Anonymous and LulzSec grew in the wake of each ambitious hack. But how were they penetrating intricate corporate security systems? Were they anarchists or activists? Teams or lone wolves? A cabal of skilled hackers or a disorganized bunch of kids?

We Are Anonymous delves deep into the Internet’s underbelly to tell the incredible full story of the global cyber insurgency movement, and its implications for the future of computer security.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Worthwhile…Olson offers remarkable interviews with Anonymous’ antiheroes.”

    Washington Post

  • “A fascinating group of people in an even more compelling situation…We Are Anonymous is an eminently human tale.”

    AV Club

  • “[A] spellbinding account of mischief and mayhem.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “With a conspiratorial tone and sense of urgency, narrator Abby Craden adds an extra dimension to this fascinating account of the rise and fall of a hacker collective.”

    AudioFile

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lee | 2/20/2014

    " Great for the lulz ;) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Weston | 2/19/2014

    " Over all, this was a good book. The technical details were sketchy at times, but I will only knock it 1 star for that, due to the story telling ability of the author. It was neat getting some additional details on a story that I followed pretty closely when it was unfolding. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heather Hoban | 2/18/2014

    " Excellent book. Hard to put down. Read it and also listened to the audiobook. Anyone using the Internet or any social media sites will find this book interesting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mario Styleman | 2/18/2014

    " great book reads like a fiction thriller but gives you tons of inside information. Can't wait to read Gabriella Coleman's book on anonymous. Write Gabriela Write!!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Erin Lee | 2/13/2014

    " Reading this book didn't really alter my perception of "hackers" as maladjusted children. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Adam Laughton | 12/31/2013

    " Good in-depth narrative of the rise and fall of a particular group of hackers. Less focused on Anonymous as a global movement. I am also looking for a more high-end, academic, anthropological, or historical look at hackers, hacktivism and Anonymous. Would be glad to receive any recommendations. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Darko | 11/23/2013

    " Very well written for what it's covering but won't be interesting for someone who's not interested in IT although it explains all the less known terms "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 11/18/2013

    " Very accessible and easy to understand - an excellent read for some background on things that go on beneath most of our radar. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ray Charbonneau | 10/22/2013

    " Too tedious to finish. And the author shows no awareness that while Anon-level hackers can be troublesome, there are much more dangerous issues to worry about, if you're so inclined. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Zazu | 10/3/2013

    " this is by far one of the best books i have read in a long time. it reads like fiction and is true to the best of my limited knowledge, in the simple yet destructive ways that are exploited regularly. a must read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ian | 9/24/2013

    " This book was pretty good, but if you know a lot about the subject it's not very enthralling since it's not eye opening to you. Reading about asshole kids is fun for a while but gets old. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 7/13/2013

    " A fascinating look into the hacker culture. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Trina Dixon | 7/2/2013

    " I have always wondered, and now I'm aware. Entropy is here "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David Lynch | 1/6/2013

    " A lot of technical hacker info, and given the amount of detail in this historical treatise, it gets a little tedious. I was hoping for a bit more renegade excitement. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandeep Nayak | 9/21/2012

    " Very interesting read, cant put the book down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Drew | 9/6/2012

    " This book is very stylish and well written. Highly recommended. Detailed review to come later. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jason | 6/7/2012

    " Great insight into the world of real-life hackers. Worth a read if you want an easy-to-read peek behind the wizard's curtain. "

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About the Narrator

Abby Craden has been a professional actress and voice artist for over sixteen years and can be heard in numerous television and radio commercials, video games, and audiobooks. She has twice won the AudioFile Earphones Award.