A cyber-thriller for our German readers: “Spam from the 8th floor”

Those awfully clever chaps in Sophos’s German offices have been busy.

Not content with their day job of helping big businesses prevent hackers, malware, spyware and spam causing disruption they have also turned their hand to something new: writing an IT crime thriller!

Now, I don’t read German but I am assured that “Spam aus dem achten Stock” (“Spam from the eighth floor”) puts Frederick Forsyth, Jeffrey Archer and Ian Fleming to shame with its story of network crashes, love, greed, fast car chases, eccentric tweed-wearing Englishmen, fake Viagra emails, and hired spammers.

The book has already received some rave reviews.  For instance, Tim Cole, well-known technology…

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the cybersecurity industry, having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of cybersecurity, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter, Mastodon, Threads, Bluesky, or drop him an email.