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We Are Anonymous Audiobook

We Are Anonymous: Inside the Hacker World of LulzSec, Anonymous, and the Global Cyber Insurgency

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Publisher's Summary

We Are Anonymous is a thrilling, exclusive expose of the hacker collectives Anonymous and LulzSec.

In late 2010, thousands of hacktivists joined a mass digital assault by Anonymous on the websites of VISA, MasterCard, and PayPal to protest their treatment of WikiLeaks. Splinter groups then infiltrated the networks of totalitarian governments in Libya and Tunisia, and an elite team of six people calling themselves LulzSec attacked the FBI, CIA, and Sony. They were flippant and taunting, grabbed headlines, and amassed more than a quarter of a million Twitter followers. The computer security world - and world at large - realized quickly that Anonymous and its splinter groups are something to treat with dead seriousness.

Through the stories of three key members, We Are Anonymous offers a gripping, adrenaline-fueled narrative in the style of The Accidental Billionaires, drawing upon hundreds of conversations with the members themselves, including exclusive interviews. By coming to know them - their childhoods, families, and personal demons - we come to know the human side of their virtual exploits, and why they're so passionate about disrupting the Internet's frontiers.

©2012 Parmy Olson (P)2012 Hacette Audio

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    Bernardo 07-27-16
    Bernardo 07-27-16 Member Since 2015
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    "great book"

    reads like fiction but is certainly not. narrator does make some odd accents for the characters but it doesn't ruin the experience. would recommend.

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    S. Yates 06-23-16
    S. Yates 06-23-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Able introduction to Anonymous"
    Which character – as performed by Abby Craden – was your favorite?

    She does excellent accents overall, but especially like her Topiary.


    Any additional comments?

    Engaging overview of Anonymous and the related spin-off, LulzSec. The author does a good job explaining the nature of the collective, its origins, and how the media and law enforcement often misunderstood its organization (or lack thereof), its aims (various), and its members' motivations for involvement (again, various). I think it would have been a fuller and more complete book if it had taken more time to explore how online activity impacts psychology (including eschewing societal norms and mob mentality). However, even without this, the author does an excellent job explaining technical aspects of DDOS attacks, hacking, and the masking of identity on the internet, as well as biographical discussions of some major players, such that the book still stands well on its own.

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    Maxwell Parnell 05-24-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Excellent"

    Olson does an excellent job at humanizing the early tales of the internet lulz, from anonymous to lulzsec to antisec it's a hard book to put down.

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    Pablo. G. Coste Boston, MA, US 04-30-16
    Pablo. G. Coste Boston, MA, US 04-30-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Masterfull performace by Abby"
    Would you listen to We Are Anonymous again? Why?

    it was very informative, detailed, perfectly performance. it made me sad to finish it.


    What other book might you compare We Are Anonymous to and why?

    Ghost in the Wires, another one rich in relevant information and masterfully performed.


    Which character – as performed by Abby Craden – was your favorite?

    Sabu, K and Topiary


    If you could give We Are Anonymous a new subtitle, what would it be?

    The ways of the new activists


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    David Hayes 04-26-16
    David Hayes 04-26-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Extremely informative and entertaining!"

    Great listen the reader easily keeps your attention. Book covers everything about the early days of Anonymous and gives great insight into its members!

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    Anthony Heidzig 04-15-16
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    "excellent work of historical story telling."

    not too often does a story that's based in real world history grab your attention and keep it the entire time. Not to mention one based in information technology. definitely inspires you to want to learn more

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    Eric 04-05-16
    Eric 04-05-16 Member Since 2015

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    "Great book , great narration"

    Great book covering anonymous ! Narrator did a great job ! I would recommend this book for anyone who is interested in anonymous/ hacking stories .

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    sjb11946 03-29-16
    sjb11946 03-29-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Amazing and kept wanting more"

    The speaker did a great job with telling the story and with the voices of the hackers. Story was interesting to listen to and kept wanting to hear more. But Tope is right. The hive rule the Internet.

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    J 02-15-16
    J 02-15-16
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    "A really interesting book!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of We Are Anonymous to be better than the print version?

    I didn't read the print version but I loved the audio version.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The way the story is told is almost like a good fiction book. Kept it very entertaining.


    Which character – as performed by Abby Craden – was your favorite?

    I loved them all. Abby did a fantastic job with her different voices. She was excellent and fun to listen to as a narrator.


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

    No extreme reactions, just found it very intriguing.


    Any additional comments?

    Well worth the price!

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    Søren 10-01-15
    Søren 10-01-15 Member Since 2017
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    "Great book! Great story"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes! It's a great look into the darker sides of the cyber World. Great story! Great perforamce by Abby Craden


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