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Hackers on Steroids: A Vigilante Journey Through the Internet Abyss of 4Chan Cyberpaths and Facebook Paedophiles

Hackers on Steroids: A Vigilante Journey Through the Internet Abyss of 4Chan Cyberpaths and Facebook Paedophiles [Kindle Edition]

Oisín Sweeney
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The Internet is the great equalizer, and we now live in an age when that nerdy-looking young man cowering in the corner at social gatherings can then go home and become in the endlessness of cyberspace an evil monster preying on and terrorising the vulnerable; his revenge, as he sees it, on a society that has kicked him in the face once too often. Welcome to the world of 4Chan-inspired ‘RIP trolling,’ a subculture that has been much discussed in recent years in news and television media across the English-speaking world, but one which has not truly been explained. This book would like to remedy that, charting as it does a vigilante journey through the cyber abyss that also takes in the horrific paedophilia problem on Facebook, damning the social network for its failure to put an end to it and to the stalking and tormenting of bereaved people on its network.

As well as taking an unforgiving and sometimes very humorous gaze at just what kinds of morons, psychos, and clowns go online to try and transform themselves into dark lords of the Internet, the book also takes a look at how the grotesque subculture of mass, organised RIP trolling began, what life is like in the little online mental wards created by its practitioners, and how all of it - along with the rampant child pornography swapping and grooming of children which takes place on Facebook and other similar sites - could very easily be brought to an end through the cooperation of the social networks.

There are many trolls to be found in this book, but this is not a fairy story.

* The author cooperated extensively with BBC producers in the making of two television documentaries on the problem of RIP trolling and cyberbullying on the web. The Panorama episode 'Hunting the Internet Bullies,' and the special one-off documentary 'The Anti-Social Network' were both shown in 2012.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 819 KB
  • Print Length: 276 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Vindictive, pious and not that interesting. 13 Sep 2014
By Richard
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Starts OK. then becomes just a vindictive rant, it could have been condensed to half the size. Would never read it again, nor look for any other work from the authour.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hackers on Steroids 22 Feb 2013
By lisa
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I enjoyed every part of this book, Once I picked it up I couldn't put it down. An enjoyable read for anyone looking for the Truth. Hope to maybe see a follow on to this book from the author.
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2 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth a read 12 Aug 2013
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iif for no other reason that to get an insight to the moronic bullies that are out there on the interweb
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5.0 out of 5 stars Must read!! 26 April 2013
By NickTrott - Published on
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Hackers on Steroids will change your entire view on Facebook. Well written and presented, this book will have you chuckling along one minute at the stupidity and warped moral view on life of the RIP Trolls and then you will be shocked into utter disbelieving at the chapters on how predators use Facebook for their own sick child pornography rings. It's all there, all in plain sight, and Facebook does nothing about it. If you have kids who have Facebook pages YOU HAVE TO READ THIS BOOK!!
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Valuable resource to understand the 'abyss' 19 Jun 2014
By Benjamin R. Garrison - Published on
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The internet has been a fabulous resource for mankind. Unfortunately, the ability to remain (somewhat) anonymous has given sadistic personalities the ability to bully and harass innocent and unsuspecting people. Warning: This book can be very disturbing as the author describes deeds perpetrated by some very troubled minds. The lowest-of-the-low trolls gain a sense of power and satisfaction from tormenting grieving parents who have lost their child. The attacks are described in nauseating detail. I commend the author for taking the time to expose some of the perpetrators.

If you've ever had the misfortune to encounter libelous trolls like I have, this book will help you gain a better understanding of your attackers. Many trolls are young, powerless and troubled souls who probably deserve pity. The most virulent, however, deserve a jail cell. --Ben Garrison
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars incredible expose 21 May 2014
By Chris Cennedy - Published on
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This is a brilliantly written piece of investigative reporting into the very dark world of sociopathic internet trolls and pedophiles who thrive online. The author went deep into a cruel sadistic place haunted by the most depraved individuals imaginable. Somewhere along the line, an acerbic wit surfaces, something I would not have expected on such a subject. You have to laugh at times simply because Sweeney is funny. The only criticism I have is that the book is often repetitive as Sweeney reiterates his justifiable moral outrage over and over. But, this is a minor flaw as he does it so well.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Mr. Sweeney is a god amongst men 22 Feb 2013
By KBheffa - Published on
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Hackers on Steroids is brilliant. It gives a view into the sick sad world of internet trolls. The depiction of uber failure rip troll Rob Rooney is incredibly accurate. I have met Mr. Rooney in his tiny bedsit for an interview. Mr. Rooney who has multiple personality disorder came in and out of no less than 6 different personalies which included his solicitor persona Steve Williams, his pilot persona Chong de Bong, his American businessman persona Ian Donaldson, his rip psycho persona Rodney Swings, his arab persona Nazir Zazir and finally his most convincing persona of all his NOT decesased father Damian Dunn Sr. All of his personas must be noted are equally insane and utterly cretinous.
3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Disturbing 17 Jun 2014
By Ricky KImsey - Published on
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The author of this book gives you a disturbing glimpse into the darkside of the web. He shows how very vile members of the world population has turned web into a place of hate and vile behavior. It will disturb you and make you angry why there is no policing of the vile stuff being posted on the web.
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