By David Chanoff
The most gripping but inconceivable tales spawned through the pc revolution, Hacker Crocker is a vintage American-dream good fortune tale set at the razor fringe of excessive know-how. Ejovi Nuwere takes the reader at the roller-coaster trip of his remarkable existence, from the bullet-riddled, drugged-out streets of 1 of America's such a lot infamous ghettos to a digital international the place identities shift and paranoia principles, the place black-hat hackers and white-hat sleuths confront one another via day and turn roles at evening within the ongoing struggle to manage America's so much delicate computers. it's a tale of an African American boy coming of age within the new millennium, a narrative that vibrates with the subjects of yank existence, these we all know and people we're simply starting to glimpse.Like different local childrens within the Bedford-Stuyvesant local of Brooklyn, Ejovi Nuwere grew up between thugs and drug purchasers. whilst he used to be 11, he helped shape a gang; whilst he was once twelve, oppressed via the violence round him, he tried suicide. In his huge, , one uncle used to be a profession legal, one a graduate pupil along with his personal laptop. by the point Ejovi was once fourteen, he used to be spending as a lot time at the desktop as his uncle in collage was once. inside a 12 months he was once good on his technique to a hacking profession that might lead him to 1 of the main audacious and in all likelihood risky machine break-ins of all time, mystery till now.Along the way in which, Ejovi chanced on time to turn into a kickboxing champion and an aspiring actor. ahead of he accomplished highschool he used to be combining those objectives together with his hidden existence within the hacker underground and an more and more trendy occupation as a working laptop or computer safeguard advisor. on the age of 22 he used to be a most sensible defense professional for one of many world's biggest monetary homes whilst his lifestyles used to be eternally altered within the cataclysm of September eleven, 2001.Hacker Cracker is instantaneously the main candid revelation so far of the darkish secrets and techniques of our on-line world and the easy, unaffected tale of an inner-city kid's conquer shattering odds to accomplish unheard of luck. This riveting autobiography is a Horatio Alger story for our occasions: an exhilarating, scary, and finally uplifting tale of survival and accomplishment.
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