American Kingpin

Author: Nick Bilton
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0753548003
Size: 29.89 MB
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American Kingpin from the Author: Nick Bilton. The unbelievable true story of the man who built a billion-dollar online drug empire from his bedroom – and almost got away with it. In 2011, a twenty-six-year-old programmer named Ross Ulbricht launched the ultimate free market: the Silk Road, a clandestine Web site hosted on the Dark Web where anyone could trade anything – drugs, hacking software, forged passports, counterfeit cash, poisons – free of the government’s watchful eye. While the federal government were undertaking an epic two-year manhunt for the site’s elusive proprietor, the Silk Road quickly ballooned into a $1.2 billion enterprise. Ross embraced his new role as kingpin, taking drastic steps to protect himself – including ordering a hit on a former employee. As Ross made plans to disappear forever, the Feds raced against the clock to catch a man they weren’t sure even existed, searching for a needle in the haystack of the global Internet. Drawing on exclusive access to key players and two billion digital words and images Ross left behind, New York Times bestselling author Nick Bilton offers a tale filled with twists and turns, lucky breaks and unbelievable close calls. It’s a story of the boy next door’s ambition gone criminal, spurred on by the clash between the new world of libertarian-leaning, anonymous, decentralised Web advocates and the old world of government control, order and the rule of law. Filled with unforgettable characters and capped by an astonishing climax, American Kingpin might be dismissed as too outrageous for fiction. But it’s all too real.

Black Scarface Ii

Author: Jimmy DaSaint
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 1483523535
Size: 69.53 MB
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Black Scarface Ii from the Author: Jimmy DaSaint. The years have come and gone quickly, and Face and Reese are no longer the precocious, young street thugs who vandalized the streets of Philly. Older and polished, they are two young men focused on strictly winning in the drug game; a feat few succeed in. After meeting Drug-lords, Rico and Jose Gomez, all their childhood fantasies have become reality. Amble cash, expensive-luxurious cars, and beautiful women are at their beck and call. Life could be no better... With Reese, Tasha, and his beloved mother Pamela by his side, Face sets his plans in motion to become the best whoever did it. Determined to succeed by any means necessary, he’ll stop at nothing, even if it means leaving a long bloody trail from those who stand in his path. Beyond the harsh ghetto streets are the dark shadows of enemies from Face’s past- who secretly watch and plot from a distance. In this brutal real-life chess game each opponent is determined to bring Face down for good, and destroy all he has worked so hard for. Will they succeed? Black Scarface II-The Rise of an American Kingpin-is the sequel to the Bestselling novel, “Black Scarface”. This powerful, realistic tale of money, power, respect, loyalty and love follows a young man’s journey to become a living legend, and the most prominent drug kingpin in U.S. history.

Drugs In American Society An Encyclopedia Of History Politics Culture And The Law 3 Volumes

Author: Nancy E. Marion
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610695968
Size: 28.54 MB
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Drugs In American Society An Encyclopedia Of History Politics Culture And The Law 3 Volumes from the Author: Nancy E. Marion. Containing more than 450 entries, this easy-to-read encyclopedia provides concise information about the history of and recent trends in drug use and drug abuse in the United States—a societal problem with an estimated cost of $559 billion a year. • Contains more than 450 detailed entries on topics ranging from drugs themselves—such as alcohol, codeine, heroin, marijuana, and methamphetamines—to key individuals like Harry Anslinger to organizations such as the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) • Covers the latest developments in U.S. policies and public attitudes toward drugs and drug use • Provides citations with each entry to guide users to other valuable research resources • Features carefully selected primary documents—including excerpts from important laws, policies, and campaigns—that have shaped American drug policy over the decades

Mexican And American Responses To The International Narcotics Threat

Author: Jesse Helms
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 9780788180088
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Mexican And American Responses To The International Narcotics Threat from the Author: Jesse Helms. Presents testimony and statements in response to and support of the position that Mexico has made insufficient progress in establishing an effective counternarcotics program. Includes statements from Committee members as well as representatives from the California Narcotics Officers Assoc., the DEA, the Dept,. of State, the Office of Nat. Drug Control Policy, the Nat. Narcotic Officers' Assoc. Coalition, the Dept. of the Treasury, and the Washington Office on Latin America. Exhibits include correspondence between Pres. Clinton and Senate members, relevant legislation, and a selection of newspaper articles and editorials.

Kingpin

Author: Kevin Poulsen
Publisher: Crown
ISBN: 030758870X
Size: 61.56 MB
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Kingpin from the Author: Kevin Poulsen. Former hacker Kevin Poulsen has, over the past decade, built a reputation as one of the top investigative reporters on the cybercrime beat. In Kingpin, he pours his unmatched access and expertise into book form for the first time, delivering a gripping cat-and-mouse narrative—and an unprecedented view into the twenty-first century’s signature form of organized crime. The word spread through the hacking underground like some unstoppable new virus: Someone—some brilliant, audacious crook—had just staged a hostile takeover of an online criminal network that siphoned billions of dollars from the US economy. The FBI rushed to launch an ambitious undercover operation aimed at tracking down this new kingpin; other agencies around the world deployed dozens of moles and double agents. Together, the cybercops lured numerous unsuspecting hackers into their clutches. . . . Yet at every turn, their main quarry displayed an uncanny ability to sniff out their snitches and see through their plots. The culprit they sought was the most unlikely of criminals: a brilliant programmer with a hippie ethic and a supervillain’s double identity. As prominent “white-hat” hacker Max “Vision” Butler, he was a celebrity throughout the programming world, even serving as a consultant to the FBI. But as the black-hat “Iceman,” he found in the world of data theft an irresistible opportunity to test his outsized abilities. He infiltrated thousands of computers around the country, sucking down millions of credit card numbers at will. He effortlessly hacked his fellow hackers, stealing their ill-gotten gains from under their noses. Together with a smooth-talking con artist, he ran a massive real-world crime ring. And for years, he did it all with seeming impunity, even as countless rivals ran afoul of police. Yet as he watched the fraudsters around him squabble, their ranks riddled with infiltrators, their methods inefficient, he began to see in their dysfunction the ultimate challenge: He would stage his coup and fix what was broken, run things as they should be run—even if it meant painting a bull’s-eye on his forehead. Through the story of this criminal’s remarkable rise, and of law enforcement’s quest to track him down, Kingpin lays bare the workings of a silent crime wave still affecting millions of Americans. In these pages, we are ushered into vast online-fraud supermarkets stocked with credit card numbers, counterfeit checks, hacked bank accounts, dead drops, and fake passports. We learn the workings of the numerous hacks—browser exploits, phishing attacks, Trojan horses, and much more—these fraudsters use to ply their trade, and trace the complex routes by which they turn stolen data into millions of dollars. And thanks to Poulsen’s remarkable access to both cops and criminals, we step inside the quiet, desperate arms race that law enforcement continues to fight with these scammers today. Ultimately, Kingpin is a journey into an underworld of startling scope and power, one in which ordinary American teenagers work hand in hand with murderous Russian mobsters and where a simple Wi-Fi connection can unleash a torrent of gold worth millions. From the Hardcover edition.

Caped Crusaders 101

Author: Jeffrey Kahan
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786425326
Size: 74.57 MB
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Caped Crusaders 101 from the Author: Jeffrey Kahan. "This textbook inspires an appreciation for literature by studying important literary themes found in comics. Chapters discuss DC, Marvel and other comics' varied attempts at portraying race, politics, economics, business ethics and democracy; responses t

Encyclopedia Of Television Subjects Themes And Settings

Author: Vincent Terrace
Publisher: McFarland Publishing
ISBN: 9780786424986
Size: 31.13 MB
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Encyclopedia Of Television Subjects Themes And Settings from the Author: Vincent Terrace. "This work traces specific topics from 1925 through the 2005-2006 season. Entries include themes as adolescence, adult film actresses, bars, espionage, gays, immigrants, lawyers, transsexuals and truckers. Locations like Canada, Hawaii, New York and Los Angeles. Each entry displays how television's treatment of subjects has changed over years. Each entry contains series, pilot, special and experimental program information"--Provided by publisher.

Amazing African American Actors

Author: Jeff C. Young
Publisher: Enslow Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 9781598451351
Size: 16.72 MB
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Amazing African American Actors from the Author: Jeff C. Young. "Read about ten important African American actors including: Robeson Robeson, Ossie Davis, Dorothy Dandridge, Ruby Dee, Sidney Poitier, Morgan Freeman, Denzel Washington, Whoopi Goldberg, Jamie Foxx, and Halle Berry"--Provided by publisher.