Not so long ago when one thought about major crimes, bank robberies and ingenious heists came to mind. But in this day and age, why rob a bank if you can simultaneously hack into thousands of ATMs around the world? Or what’s the use in putting together an Ocean’s Eleven-like team if you can go to the Darknet and hire the necessary accomplices without ever leaving your bedroom?
Marc Goodman’s addictive new book, Future Crimes, introduces readers to this brave new world of technology, where robbers have been replaced by hackers, and victims include almost anyone on the Web. (So if you are reading this online, it may be too late for you.)