Rogue Code by Margaret Weis audiobook

Rogue Code: A Jeff Aiken Novel

By Margaret Weis  and Mark Russinovich
Read by Stefan Rudnicki , De Cuir Gabrielle , and Johnny Heller

Macmillan Audio 9781250035370

The Jeff Aiken Series: Book 3

11.49 Hours 1
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    ISBN: 9781427241214

In Rogue Code, Mark Russinovich takes high-frequency trading one step further to show how a ruthless breed of traders' grip on high finance makes the stock market vulnerable to hackers who could bring about worldwide financial collapse. Cyber security expert Jeff Aiken knows that no computer system is completely secure. When he's called to investigate a possible breach at the New York Stock Exchange, he discovers not only that their system has been infiltrated but that someone on the inside knows. Yet for some reason, they have allowed the hackers to steal millions of dollars from accounts without trying to stop the theft. When Jeff uncovers the crime, the NYSE suddenly turns on him. Accused of grand larceny, he must find and expose the criminals behind the theft, not just to prove his innocence but to stop a multi-billion-dollar heist that could upend the U.S. economy. Unwilling to heed Jeff's warnings, the NYSE plans to continue with a major IPO using a new, untested system, one that might be susceptible both to hackers and to ruthless high-frequency traders willing to take any risk to turn a profit. Now Jeff Aiken must unearth the truth on his own, following the thread to the back alleys of Rio de Janeiro to take on one of the world's most ruthless cartels. Praised for his combination of real-world technology and quick-paced action, with Rogue Code Mark Russinovich delivers an intense thriller about a cyber threat that seems all too possible--and the Wall Street traders who might allow it to happen. Includes a foreword by Haim Bodek, author of The Problem of HFT: Collected Writings on High Frequency Trading & Stock Market Structure Reform.

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Summary

Summary

In Rogue Code, Mark Russinovich takes high-frequency trading one step further to show how a ruthless breed of traders' grip on high finance makes the stock market vulnerable to hackers who could bring about worldwide financial collapse.

Cyber security expert Jeff Aiken knows that no computer system is completely secure. When he's called to investigate a possible breach at the New York Stock Exchange, he discovers not only that their system has been infiltrated but that someone on the inside knows. Yet for some reason, they have allowed the hackers to steal millions of dollars from accounts without trying to stop the theft.

When Jeff uncovers the crime, the NYSE suddenly turns on him. Accused of grand larceny, he must find and expose the criminals behind the theft, not just to prove his innocence but to stop a multi-billion-dollar heist that could upend the U.S. economy. Unwilling to heed Jeff's warnings, the NYSE plans to continue with a major IPO using a new, untested system, one that might be susceptible both to hackers and to ruthless high-frequency traders willing to take any risk to turn a profit.

Now Jeff Aiken must unearth the truth on his own, following the thread to the back alleys of Rio de Janeiro to take on one of the world's most ruthless cartels.

Praised for his combination of real-world technology and quick-paced action, with Rogue Code Mark Russinovich delivers an intense thriller about a cyber threat that seems all too possible--and the Wall Street traders who might allow it to happen.

Includes a foreword by Haim Bodek, author of The Problem of HFT: Collected Writings on High Frequency Trading & Stock Market Structure Reform.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

It is Mark Russinovich's in-depth knowledge of Windows and how data traverses over the digital landscape that creates the chilling realism in the backdrop of Trojan Horse. Kevin Mitnick, bestselling author of Ghost in the Wires
Russinovich understands the world of computers, and he uses that knowledge to construct an exciting thriller, one that shows the possibilities of misused technology but does so without overwhelming the reader with too much jargon. Newcomers to the series will find it easy to jump right in. Booklist
“In Russinovich's well-crafted third Jeff Aiken novel, the cyber security specialist must contend with insider trading, long cons, and multimillion-dollar thefts. Publishers Weekly

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Author Bio: Margaret Weis

Author Bio: Margaret Weis

Margaret Weis published her first novel with Tracy Hickman in the Dragonlance Chronicles series, Dragons of Autumn Twilight, in 1984. Over twenty years later, they are going strong as partners with over thirty novels as collaborators, and alone or together with other partners, over one hundred books, including novels, collections of short stories, role-playing games, and other game products.

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Author Bio: Mark Russinovich

Author Bio: Mark Russinovich

Mark Russinovich works at Microsoft as a technical fellow, Microsoft’s senior-most technical position. A cofounder of Winternals, he joined Microsoft when the company was acquired in 2006. He is author of the popular Sysinternals tools as well as coauthor of the Windows Internals book series, a contributing editor for TechNet magazine, and a senior contributing editor for Windows IT Pro magazine. He lives in Washington State.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Thrillers/Suspense
Runtime: 11.49
Audience: Adult
Language: English