netwars 2 - Down Time 3: Prey - M. Sean Coleman - E-Book
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Part 3 of 6. -- The Head of Security at Desai Group figures out that one of the firm's own traders had been part of the crippling ransom attack. Meanwhile, back at the NCCU, Rebecca discovers that her contact in The Water Boys had tried to defect, and that his private server holds a copy of some code that may help them beat the MalCom threat. The killer is circling closer to the investigation now, and anyone with ties to online group The Water Boys could be at risk. Will Rebecca and the team be able to keep themselves out of danger long enough to stop The Salesman's plot? -- netwars: Down Time is part of a transmedia project based on real facts and cyber-attack scenarios. The project spans multiple story platforms including a fact-based website (www.netwars-project.com) and the interactive graphic novel app "netwars: The Butterfly Attack." For fans of Dave Eggers, THE CIRCLE; Daniel Suarez, DARKNET; the movie ENEMY OF THE STATE, and espionage and high-tech thrillers. -- About the Author: M. Sean Coleman launched his career as one of the original writers on Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy Online. He has since written and produced original, award-winning shows for MSN, O2, Sony Pictures, Fox, the BBC, and Channel 4. He continues to write novels, graphic novels and TV scripts from his home in London.

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Contents

Previously on netwars 2 — Down Time

About the Book

About the Author

Title

Copyright

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Previously on netwars 2 — Down Time

The team at the NCCU have been hotly pursuing an anonymous, online group of elite traders known as The Water Boys, who they suspect have been developing a potent piece of malware called MalCom, which is threatening to cause havoc in the financial sector. As their investigation continues, it becomes clear that members of The Water Boys are being killed in suspicious circumstances.

Scott Mitchell finds himself in the frame for one of the murders when one of his own, private targets turns out to be the latest victim of The Water Boys’ killer. During an interrogation with the by-the-book Agent Stacy, Mitchell is quickly able to clear his name.

With a murderer on the loose, and an attack on the whole financial sector looming, Mitchell finds himself pulled back into the NCCU. He is quickly persuaded to join Rebecca, Franklin, and Agent Stacy as they pool resources to find the real killer.

Meanwhile, The Salesman puts the first stage of his plan into motion. The target is Desai Group, one of the high-frequency trading firms in London. His team deploys their updated malware, MalComX, and they manage to take the finance firm’s entire network hostage. With their files encrypted, Desai Group have no choice but to pay the ransom. They should tell the authorities about the attack, but pride and reputation are getting in the way.

Even as the team at the NCCU begins searching for clues to the serial killer’s identity, a whole new level of malicious software is beginning to set up shop in the dark recesses of the Desai Group’s servers. Nobody knows the full extent of the planned attacks, but Uli Hirsch, Head of Security at Desai Group, is convinced they haven’t seen the last of MalComX.

About the Book

netwars 2 — Down Time 3: PreyPart 3 of 6

The Head of Security at Desai Group figures out that one of the firm’s own traders had been part of the crippling ransom attack.

Meanwhile, back at the NCCU, Rebecca discovers that her contact in The Water Boys had tried to defect, and that his private server holds a copy of some code that may help them beat the MalCom threat.

The killer is circling closer to the investigation now, and anyone with ties to online group The Water Boys could be at risk. Will Rebecca and the team be able to keep themselves out of danger long enough to stop The Salesman’s plot?

About the Author

M. Sean Coleman launched his career as one of the original writers on Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy Online. He has since written and produced original, award-winning shows for MSN, O2, Sony Pictures, Fox, the BBC, and Channel 4. He continues to write novels, graphic novels and tv scripts from his home in London.

Down Time

M. Sean Coleman

Episode Three — PREY

BASTEI ENTERTAINMENT

Digital original edition

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Copyright © 2015 by Bastei Lübbe AG, Schanzenstraße 6-20, 51063 Cologne, Germany, and filmtank GmbH, Hamburg

Written by M. Sean Coleman

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ISBN 978-3-7325-0372-8

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Uli Hirsch was exhausted. He had been running on adrenalin since MalCom had first taken over their machines. The first few hours after yesterdays attack on Desai Group had passed in a blur of panicked action, but now, almost a full twenty-four hours later, the adrenalin rush had passed and there was still no hope of sleep for Uli. He hadnt even left the office yet, but at least now he was back downstairs in his own department.

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