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Can a cyber-terrorist paralyze the country’s computing infrastructure? (english)
by Barry Silverstein
Email: barry (nospam) thedoomsdayvirus.com (unverified!)
01 Mar 2003
THE DOOMSDAY VIRUS is a techno-thriller about a cyber-terrorist bent on paralyzing the country’s computing infrastructure. It’s a timely, topical book with an all-too-possible plot...a breathtaking new novel that moves from Massachusetts to California and is set against the backdrop of the software world and the Internet.
Can a cyber-terrorist paralyze the country’s computing infrastructure?
A work of fiction that today seems all too possible!
Introducing the New Techno-Thriller:
THE DOOMSDAY VIRUS
By Barry Silverstein
(Acton, MA, Mar. 1, 2003)— Barry Silverstein, published by iUniverse, Inc., the leading provider of publishing technology solutions for authors, announced today the publication of THE DOOMSDAY VIRUS, a techno-thriller about a cyber-terrorist bent on paralyzing the country’s computing infrastructure. It’s a timely, topical book with an all-too-possible plot.
THE DOOMSDAY VIRUS is a breathtaking new novel that moves from Massachusetts to California and is set against the backdrop of the software world and the Internet.
Two powerful software entrepreneurs, Marty Gladstone and TJ Gatwick, are in a race to be first to market with a new operating system. The influential Silicon Valley journalist, Erin Keliher, can make or break either product. But her loyalty shifts as she gets involved with one of the two men.
Then everything goes haywire: Erin becomes the reluctant conduit for a brilliant yet warped computer hacker named Doomsday who has created a virus that is virtually unstoppable. The FBI tries to track Doomsday down to no avail. Finally, the Feds urgently appeal to Marty and TJ to put aside their differences and work together to thwart the efforts of this notorious cyber-terrorist… before the Doomsday Virus takes down the country’s entire computing infrastructure.
“Cyber-terrorism is a time bomb ready to go off,” says the author, Barry Silverstein. “Today’s focus may be on chemical and biological weapons, but a computer virus attack would be devastating as well… and we’re more vulnerable to this than ever. THE DOOMSDAY VIRUS is about what can happen to the U.S. when just such an attack takes place.”
While THE DOOMSDAY VIRUS uses cyber-terrorism as its hook, the story itself is rich in technological and business intrigue. The main characters are two computer geeks who battle it out for software superiority, while a female journalist gets caught in the middle. The plot moves through the rise and fall of the Dot Com era.
The author of THE DOOMSDAY VIRUS, Barry Silverstein, has worked with scores of information technology companies during his more than 25 years in the direct and Internet marketing business. He has founded and run a business-to-business direct marketing agency and is the author of two non-fiction books, Business-to-Business Internet Marketing and Internet Marketing for Information Technology Companies.
THE DOOMSDAY VIRUS (ISBN # 0-595-26883-8) is a trade paperback, 338 pages, priced at $18.95. Published by iUniverse (www.iuniverse.com), the book is available from the publisher, distributors, and online bookstores. More information can be found at the book’s Web site: www.thedoomsdayvirus.com .
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Barry Silverstein, Author
barry (at) thedoomsdayvirus.com
Author is available for interviews and appearances.
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