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Editorial Reviews

"Krebs's talent for exposing the weaknesses in online security has earned him respect in the IT business and loathing among cybercriminals.... His track record of scoops…h as helped him become the rare blogger who supports himself on the strength of his reputation for hard-nosed reporting." ( Bloomberg Businessweek)
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Publisher's Summary

There is a Threat Lurking Online with the Power to Destroy Your Finances, Steal Your Personal Data, and Endanger Your Life.
In Spam Nation, investigative journalist and cybersecurity expert Brian Krebs unmasks the criminal masterminds driving some of the biggest spam and hacker operations targeting Americans and their bank accounts. Tracing the rise, fall, and alarming resurrection of the digital mafia behind the two largest spam pharmacies - and countless viruses, phishing, and spyware attacks - he delivers the first definitive narrative of the global spam problem and its threat to consumers everywhere.
©2014 Brian Krebs (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
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5 out of 5 stars
By RRiley on 12-21-14

Risky topic, but Br. Krebs hits it out of the park

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Not only would I recommend it to my Cyber Security Colleagues, I will and have recommended it to a number of technical & non-technical & Leadership professionals that can use the stories in Brian's book to put some context around many of the things we encounter everyday...anywhere from a DDOS attack, phishing email or stolen credit card numbers.

What did you like best about this story?

I enjoyed the level of detail that Brian was able to provide - you can't make this stuff up! It takes a great story teller to explain the technical crud and avoid putting your audience to sleep. Brian does a good job grabbing you, let go a few times, and then loops everything back around in the end.

Which scene was your favorite?

I really liked That he was crazy enough to travel overseas and meet some of these people...it's not for the faint of heart, and I will bet that Brian was much more nervous than he let on.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

unfortunately, I have a bit of a personal conection to a few chapters from the book...not with Mr. Krebs, although I have seen him at a couple industry events. My biggest reaction was more of - ahaaa, that is why this stopped happening, or "that explains a lot".

Any additional comments?

I did the kindle and audio versions, the audio was great, but I had to get past the Russian narratives, after a while, ey just became funny parts of the story...as They were probably meant to be.

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24 of 24 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By artbuilders on 04-24-15

Surprised How Riveting a Technology Book Could Be

Any additional comments?

I expected a wonky technology book but found myself caught up in the drama and colorful personalities of a virtual war that impacted all of our lives, though most knew little about. I was equally impressed with the narrator's ability to to switch between accents and reflect the personalities of the subjects involved. By far one of my favorite audiobooks to date.

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13 of 13 people found this review helpful

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2 out of 5 stars
By dubman23 on 12-09-14

Was hoping for a lot more

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

This wasn't really a story of Spam Nation, more a look at a particular Russian spammer and Brian's detailed interaction with him.

I very much like and read Brian's website krebsonsecurity which is a treasure trove of really interesting and useful information. I bought this book based on Brian's superb security industry credentials, but was very unimpressed with this offering.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Thomas Moore on 09-01-15

Excellent book

Excellent book by an excellent author. Kerbs investigate work, writing style and narration is second to none. I am a security professional and found this to be a very informative and gripping tale.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Denise on 05-17-17

Intriguing insight into cyber crime and spam

Great background for anyone working in ICT to understand the motivation and source of spam and cybercrime.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Nick on 10-05-15

Really enjoyed.

Where does Spam Nation rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

New to audible but always wanted to read thuis

Who was your favorite character and why?

the russian dudes who werent after money but fame

Which scene did you most enjoy?

Krebs in Russia meeting vera

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Laugh at the personalites underneath the tough criminals

Any additional comments?

krebs deserves kudos for standing strong against these guys and getting in deep.

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