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Although Lisbeth Salander - from 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' - has become a pop culture anti-hero... not all computer hackers are using their powers for "good". It's a digitized, globalised world - and cyber crime is on the rise. You think identity theft, credit-card cloning and phantom ATM withdrawals are scary business? Just wait until you hear what acclaimed journalist and former BBC reporter Misha Glenny has to say about cyber warfare and cyber industrial espionage.
Author of the international bestseller 'McMafia', Misha has now tracked down some of the world's most notorious hackers to find out what drives them. In his new book, 'Dark Market: How Hackers Became the New Mafia', Misha takes us underground to explore a global cyber-crime network that's managed to stay one step ahead of the law. Super-sophisticated hackers all around the world are looking at ways to threaten infrastructures - like power grids - and water supplies, and the military and governments seem ill-equipped to combat this highly intelligent new breed of criminal, the hacker.
So what we can do to protect ourselves? We'll ask Misha Glenny.