Book review: Fasten your tinfoil hat and sit tight for the horrible history of hacks

Fancy Bear Goes Phishing explains how we got from the earliest digital transgressions to the multibillion dollar computer security industry of today

Author Scott Shapiro keeps it all entertainingly readable and uses handy visual aids for the non-computer nerds in the audience

Back when the digital age was still in short trousers, the movie War Games was screened at Camp David. It stars Matthew Broderick as a young computer enthusiast who almost causes Armageddon with a modem and a PC .

This upset Ronald Reagan, who interrupted a nuclear arms meeting to describe the plot in detail to his senior staff. The US president then asked if such a scenario was a possibility. General John Vessey jr, ...