Fatal System Error (book)

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Fatal System Error
Fatal System Error (book).jpg
First edition cover
Author Joseph Menn
Country United States
Language English
Genre Nonfiction
Publisher Public Affairs Books
Publication date
Media type Print (Hardback & Paperback)
Pages 304 pp
ISBN 978-1-58648-748-5

Fatal System Error (2010) is a nonfiction work written by Joseph Menn that tells a story of espionage that penetrates the network of international mobsters and hackers who use the Internet to extort money from businesses, steal from tens of millions of consumers, and attack government networks.[1]

Its main characters, the heroes of the book, are Barrett Lyon and Andy Crocker. The book uses the real-life account of the capture of cybercriminals Ivan Maksakov, Alexander Petrov, and Denis Stepanov[2] to paint the picture of the cybercrime landscape.


  1. ^ "Of Sequels and Cybercrime". The New Yorker.
  2. ^ Berinato, Scott (2005-05-01). "A Whiz Kid Took On an Extortionist -- and Won". CSO Magazine. Archived from the original on 2008-09-07.

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