A pharmaceutical company under cyberattack from China. The chemical formula for their Alzheimer's drug at stake.
Can elite hacker Brody Taylor fortify their cyber-defences before it's too late. And can he be trusted?
Hired by a global pharmaceutical company to test their digital defences, elite hacker, Brody Taylor, applies his computer mastery and repertoire of audacious confidence tricks to penetrate their most secure systems.
Can Brody obtain the secret chemical formula for their latest drug?
Are his motivations as pure as they first appear?
Could his new girlfriend somehow be influencing Brody’s actions?
Accurately depicting real-world, modern-day computer hacking techniques, Social Engineer is a standalone novella that introduces Brody Taylor, the elite hacker hero of the Deep Web Thriller series.
Now i know what a social engineer is. This read was too short for me but i did enjoy it. The plot was interesting. When you thought you know what this read is about, then you will be surprised with the twist! The ending left me wanting more! I wish this read was longer. I wanna know more about Brody and Dr. Moorcroft and the progress of the formula for the Alzheimer's drug. I wanna know what will happen to Brody and Mel's relationship... and the usb! it stores important information! I need answers to the questions left but this is a stand alone novella so I guess I wont get the answers and that's frustrating.
Rating: 4 stars
About the Author:
Ian Sutherland used to be a computer geek. A nerd. An anorak. A techie. There are even pictures, but they were printed on old-skool Kodak photo paper and will never be allowed near a digital scanner. Unsurprisingly, Ian left school to become a computer programmer. But soon his suppressed personality started to eek out, getting in the way of his programming, and Ian accidentally discovered that he could communicate with people. And not just through email but occasionally even face-to-face! Slowly, Ian’s IT career morphed and he became an IT consultant, advising companies on their use of technology. Eventually, Ian completed his transformation and became an IT salesman, his geeky past from 25-years before mostly forgotten. Even now, his customers and colleagues have no idea that hidden beneath the 46-year old’s charismatic outgoing personality – ahem! – is that young geek. The only visible clues are in the overly complex spreadsheets he develops to track sales performance metrics.
But all the way through his IT career, Ian has harboured a secret desire to be a published author. An A-level in English Literature deluded him into thinking he could pull this feat off, but after twenty years and numerous attempts he had never made it past the third chapter. Before it became too late, Ian knuckled down and, three years later, finally completed his first novel in early 2014.
The Bookish Ailurophile
Shin is a 27-year-old bookworm who loves books that give her adrenaline rush and makes her feel the characters' emotions. When she's not reading, she's either spending her time listening to oldies music while making some crafty stuffs made out of old book pages, or spending her time reading books with children at an orphanage.