If you want the truth about "hackers" what drives them, what they're looking for, what they find. You'll find it all here. Outside of Online ezines, like Phrack and 40hex, this is the original bible of the underbelly of the digital age. What really goes on, how secure things are, (or aren't) tales of spellunking in strange parts of the network that many people think are a myth. More than that, it's a genuine bit of Geek arcana. How the online world really works, from the systems inside of the US prison system, to the telco's and the industrial world, you'll find it all here, from time to time. Think of it as a travel guide to places you never knew existed, or simply took for granted. The authentic voice of "hacker" culture. I recently found a copy in a nameless newsagent near gates C thirty something in Vienna airport. Finding it in print, outside of the USA is like finding rocking horse droppings. I buy it on sight, even though I get it via Kindle. Buy it!