Finished reading and highly recommend Kingpin: How One Hacker Took Over the Billion-Dollar Cybercrime Underground, written by former black hat hacker turned Wired.com senior editor Kevin Poulsen. Poulsen served five years in prison for computer fraud and turned to journalism on release, eventually starting Wired.com’s security blog Threat Level.
Kingpin is a great primer on how criminals are using the Internet to collaborate in the electronic black market, especially credit card fraud, and how the Secret Service and FBI are fighting back. The story of hacker Max Ray Vision reads like a geek thriller but is fairly accessible to anyone interested in a great crime story.
Hope this becomes a movie.
Read the related Wired article or watch Poulsen discuss Kingpin at RSA Conference 2011: