In this eye-opening examination of the war on cyberthreats, former federal prosecutor John Carlin reports from the front lines. In one unsettling account, he describes an official trip to China when he was a top adviser in Barack Obama’s Justice Department. Carlin returned to his hotel room to find that an intruder had examined his belongings, afterwards learning that someone had sent a near-flawless spear-phishing attempt to his boss, then-FBI Director Robert Mueller. Carlin’s in-depth, firsthand study is a useful wake-up call to anyone who boots up a computer or totes around a smartphone.
About the Author
Former assistant attorney general for national security John Carlin is a career federal prosecutor who served as chief of staff to then-FBI Director Robert Mueller. Award-winning journalist Garrett M. Graff contributes to Wired and CNN.