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  • Published: 6 January 2021
  • ISBN: 9780525564638
  • Imprint: Penguin Canada
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 368
  • RRP: $29.99

Sandworm



From Wired senior writer Andy Greenberg comes the true story of the desperate hunt to identify and track an elite team of Russian agents bent on digital sabotage.

In 2014, the world witnessed the start of a mysterious series of cyberattacks. Targeting American utility companies, NATO, and electric grids in Eastern Europe, the strikes grew ever more brazen, paralyzing some of the world’s largest businesses—from drug manufacturers to software developers to shipping companies. ATMs froze. The railway and postal systems shut down. Hospitals went dark. The malware known as NotPetya spread around the world, inflicting an unprecedented ten billion dollars in damage—the largest, most devastating cyberattack the world had ever seen.

The hackers behind these attacks are quickly gaining a reputation as the most dangerous team of cyberwarriors in history: a group known as Sandworm, working in the service of Russia’s military intelligence agency and targeting government and the private sector, military and civilians alike.

A chilling, globe-spanning detective story, Sandworm considers the danger this force poses to our national security and stability. As the Kremlin’s role in foreign government manipulation comes into greater focus, Sandworm exposes the realities not just of Russia’s global digital offensive but of an era where warfare ceases to be waged on the battlefield. The line between digital and physical conflict, between wartime and peacetime, has begun to blur—with world-shaking implications.

  • Published: 6 January 2021
  • ISBN: 9780525564638
  • Imprint: Penguin Canada
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 368
  • RRP: $29.99

About the author

Andy Greenberg

Andy Greenberg has covered cyber security and privacy for Forbes since 2007. Based in New York, Greenberg's reporting has taken him from an autonomous car race in the California desert to Beijing, where he first cut his teeth as a freelance journalist in 2004. Most recently, Greenberg's travels have taken him to Iceland and London, where he produced the world's first cover story on WikiLeaks' Julian Assange.

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