Hacker Cracker: A Journey from the Mean Streets of Brooklyn to the Frontiers of Cyberspace

Hacker Cracker: A Journey from the Mean Streets of Brooklyn to the Frontiers of Cyberspace

by David Chanoff, Ejovi Nuwere
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Hacker Cracker: A Journey from the Mean Streets of Brooklyn to the Frontiers of Cyberspace by David Chanoff, Ejovi Nuwere

Like other kids in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, Ejovi Nuwere grew up among thugs and drug dealers. When he was eleven, he helped form a gang; at twelve, he attempted suicide. In his large, extended family, one uncle was a career criminal, one a graduate student with his own computer. By the time Ejovi was fourteen, he was spending as much time on the computer as his uncle was. Within a year he was well on his way to a hacking career that would lead him to one of the most audacious and potentially dangerous computer break-ins of all time, secret until now.

Before he finished high school he had created a hidden life in the hacker underground and an increasingly prominent career as a computer security consultant. At the age of twenty-two, he was a top security specialist for one of the world's largest financial houses.

Hacker Cracker is at once the most candid revelation to date of the dark secrets of cyberspace and the simple, unaffected story of an inner-city child's triumph over shattering odds to achieve unparalleled success.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060935818
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 12/28/2003
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 555,638
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.61(d)
Lexile: 900L (what's this?)
Age Range: 14 - 18 Years

About the Author

David Chanoff has written about literary history, education, foreign policy, and other subjects for such publications as the New York Times Magazine, the Washington Post, and The New Republic. His thirteen books include collaborations with former surgeon general Joycelyn Elders, former chairman of the joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral William Crowe Jr, and Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon.

Ejovi Nuwere is a graduate of New York's junior High School 117, the High School of Professional Performing Arts, and, more important, the streets of Bedford-Stuyvesant. He was a prominent computer hacker under several handles before becoming a security specialist for one of the world's largest financial firms. He was also a national San Shou kickboxing champion. He currently lives, works, and trains in Osaka, Japan, and New York City.

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Hacker Cracker: A Journey from the Mean Streets of Brooklyn to the Frontiers of Cyberspace 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing story, Ejovi really is my idol.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Parts of this book are very interesting. I liked seeing how he got his start in computers in school. You never know what good will come of a teacher's actions. Or what a kid can do if given exposure to learning. The computer parts of this book are great. So is the openess of the character. The fight stuff was out of place and bored me no end. I read it for tech story not martial arts. All in all It is a fun read.