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3.90  ·  Rating details ·  79 ratings  ·  39 reviews
Hacked Again details the ins and outs of cybersecurity expert and CEO of a top wireless security tech firm, Scott Schober, as he struggles to understand the motives and mayhem behind his being hacked.
Paperback, 202 pages
Published March 15th 2016 by Publishing
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Feb 28, 2016 rated it it was ok
Since the book is written by a noted cybersecurity celebrity, I was hoping for nitty-gritty details about how the author was hacked and specific steps he took afterwards to mitigate similar attacks. Instead the book was filled with vague sentiments about the attacks and many other high-profile attacks of recent years - punctuated by how often the author was interviewed on TV and radio afterwards. If you're looking for a yet another book surveying recent cybersecurity attacks, you might like this ...more
Matt Seymour
Feb 21, 2020 rated it liked it
This book is a collection of stories and experiences of the author and his dealings with various cyber security incidents (how the author appeared on the news a lot). The book has a focus on the types of cyber attacks one to find as well as some of the practises to help mitigate against them. The book is well written but it doesn't really scratch the itch. It tickles you with some detail but that's about it. The book is lacking detail in the areas where I was expecting more; there are also a num ...more
Deneale Williams
Apr 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I found Scott Schober and the details of his book “Hacked Again” by way of Twitter. And it caught my eye, especially when I noticed, directly under the title it read: “It can happen to anyone even a cybersecurity expert.” Okay, now I was totally looking over the details of this book cover to cover, and even made an attempt to contact Scott, and gave him the details of my blog.

He responded, and said he would love to have me read and review his book. And then he asked for my address. I was like w
Andrew Ysasi
Mar 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What I like about this book so much is it is easy to read. The author is writing to the small business community and gives them 1) real stories on what a hack looks like and the steps to go through it (also what not to do!) 2) tips on how to reduce the likelihood of being hacked 3) the importance of strong passwords 4) if an IT person is talking techie, and you don’t understand, ask them to break down what they are saying (using analogies works wonders), and 5) explanations on what went wrong in ...more
Apr 14, 2020 rated it it was ok
Hacked again is made up of small snippets which scare you and continue to do so without offering a viable solution.
The start sounds very promising and I liked reading the first three chapters but after that it got repetitive and scary since the security failures kept happening. The only good thing were the quick tips at the end of those chapters giving a tiny relief.
What further didn't work for me while reading the book was that lot of information given was what I already knew or is easily avail
Aubrey Jones
May 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
This book is told in a story form from the perspective of a business owner, inventor and cyber security expert. It had technical elements that felt impersonal and foreign. However, the personal nature that came across (starting from the introduction) made me want to stick with it. This world is strongly connected and its important to take precautions. The conversation style approach that this book takes makes you realize the danger of being hacked and the steps to take to avoid it. The humble, c ...more
Dave Ghidiu
Apr 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The book is great! It's a quick read and provides a cautionary tale. Anyone in the InfoSec community should read this. Anyone NOT in the InfoSec community should read this. There are a lot of valuable lessons to be extracted; small changes in behavior that will reduce the risk of identity theft and other intrusions.

I have my college students read the book. Unilaterally, they provide positive and energetic feedback. It's a great window into the world of cybercrime and information security.

I can't
Silva Arapi
Mar 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Hacked Again is a great book to understand more the complexity and dangers of online world. I would mostly recommend it to people who do not have a technical background because the book explains every detail in a very simple way. You will get to learn more ways on how to protect yourself and your data.
Mar 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
It is an amazing book, with lots of insight into the dangers we now face from hackers. For those looking to know more about hackers and how they affect our digital life, this is definitely the book for you while those that are after practical or technical aspects of hacking this is not the book for you.
Mohammad Mahloujian
Feb 27, 2017 rated it liked it
I have got the opportunity to read “Hacked again” by Scott N. Schober.

Hacked again with its 190 pages, is an easy to read. It shows many different aspects of the Cyber security threats for the business including examples from the business life. I am pretty sure that “Hacked again” could be a good document to hand over to the higher management in order to increase their understanding and awareness when it comes to what companies and organizations are exposed to. My recommendation would be to pro
Matt Wien
Jan 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Quick and easy read. Very informative and practical for the age we live in. Scott offers critical advice on how to keep you and your family safe in the digital age.
Jun 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars - Informative

Sep 08, 2017 rated it it was ok
Too shallow for tech people, and much I-got-an-interview-to-go things, 1/4 is bragging.
George Davidson
Oct 25, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: infosec-cybersec
Good overview for beginners in Cybersec and from the personal perspective of a small business owner.
Tory Davenport
Nov 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved it

Had to read this book for school and I absolutely loved it! Entertaining and informative. Great for anyone interested in cyber security.
Love Muzangwa
Mar 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
One of the best books on Cyber Security.
Mohamed BEN
Mar 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I am proud about reading this book and I love this book it's fantastic and valuable book because the author give important advice about cyberSecurity , and I say to the author and many companies don't worry after today because are many ethical hackers want to help enterprise and I am white hat, I have the honor to help many companies to be secure
Olga Boot
Feb 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A very useful and interesting book. It includes the author's own experience, the basics of cybersecurity and astonishing stories of the most famous breaches. Among these breaches are, for example, numerous attacks on Sony in which the well-known hacktivist groups Anonymous and LulzSec were engaged. Even the North Korean government was behind one of the attacks against Sony.
When speaking about the breaches the author not only presents many interesting details of the hackers' activity, but also an
Feb 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I just finished reading your book. I share your pain over the years about being "hacked again", although I have never had so much money taken as your company did. I consider myself a gray hat, and from experience you seem to be right on point with your information. I remember all the major hacks that you speak about. And I also think that you seem well versed in ways on staying safe from being hacked.
There was one thing with the wireless that you didn't mention, WPS. Having this enabled on your
Melanie Adkins
Aug 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Anyone can be hacked. ANYONE! Banks aren't in a hurry to fix it either. They aren't really concerned about one particular account. You have to stay vigilant. It's your responsibility to keep an eye on your accounts. The scariest part for "normal" folks is that even experts can be hacked. Yes, the people who study this and are in the know can have their accounts messed up. You have to remember. Hackers get their information from you. Easy passwords are a start. Be creative with your passwords. I ...more
Rick Radinsky
Aug 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
Scott Schober's book Hacked Again is a solid overview of the various forms being hacked can come in, as well as steps someone can take to prevent falling victim. He provides world examples, in easy to understand and stay-interested in chapters, as well as a lessons learned from each chapter. This books is ideal for small business owners that don't have a dedicated IT security section, as well as any individual wanting to know what steps they can take to minimize their risk. Anyone putting Schobe ...more
Angie Mangino
Jun 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Hacked Again
By Scott N. Schober
Reviewed by Angie Mangino
Rating: 5 stars

In our digitally connected world today, everyone faces the dangers of cyberattacks and credit fraud. If a cyber security expert can be hacked, what hope is there for any of us?

The author offers an answer to that question from his personal experience, as well as from his expertise, in this down-to-earth, easy to read and to understand book.

Divided into four parts, with a helpful glossary at the end to clarify for the non-
May 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Given that Schober is the CEO of a wireless security firm, it took significant courage to write a book featuring the instances where his company was the victim of computer hacking. Although all organizations and individuals are at risk, he was specifically targeted due to his public condemnation of the hacker community. In a world where so many organizational victims keep their data breaches as private as possible, Schober is to be commended for admitting the problems in order to warn others.
Dec 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Let me start by saying I got a free copy of this book in exchange for writing an honest review. What a stroke of luck! Not only was this a great read in terms of pacing, style, and story, but this book is chock-full of actionable steps for anyone interested in his/her personal on-line security. And when I say "anyone," I mean everyone. In fact, that's my biggest complaint about the book. I had to keep stopping during my reading, so I could go change my passwords, or implement 2-factor authentica ...more
Papia Das
Oct 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cyber-security
"Prevention is better than cure"
This quote is very much appropriate if you read the book "Hacked Again". "Hacked Again" is a book written by a well known cyber security expert Scott N. Scober. In today's world we can say its basically an 'Internet Era' where all most every people are doing their works via internet , as a result the more people are engaging themselves in internet and the more they are facing cyber problems.
In this book "Hacked again" , the author shares -

* His experiences of bein
Tom Law
May 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Being hacked seems to be a common occurrence. Not a week goes by that I don’t hear from one of my friends that their account has been hacked. Weekly, sometimes daily, I receive numerous threatening or enticing phishing emails. At the very least this is time consuming, bothersome, and costly, but it also can be quite devastating. Schober uses a very down to earth, personal, and engaging communication style to help us understand this world which to most of us is so strange and alarming. His storie ...more
Sep 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle, read-2016
Yeah, yeah, yeah. I know. I should make my passwords more complicated. Change them more often than every few, ummm, decades? That's all the computer related security I need to worry about, right?

No, wrong.

The author of Hacked Again is a frequent “expert,” called on to discuss computer security with various news outlets as well as owning a computer security related business. His suggestions for appropriate security for an individual or small business are not only solid, but his stories about sec
Jan 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
A good read, relating Scott's personal experiences with being hacked not once, but twice, and how to hopefully mitigate the fallout from being hacked yourself. For those with little experience in the infosec community, this is definitely a good read that presents the information in an informative manner. The topics are fleshed out and explained in enough detail to be able to follow and learn a lot. For those with a modicum of infosec experience, there is still a wealth of information available. ...more
Mike Harris
Aug 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle-read
I read this book over three days after being given a free download by it's author Scott (full disclosure). Its a good and fast read that is designed more for business owners, business managers and the general public (at least in my opinion) more than IT security people.

Filled with good sound advice throughout the book and sharing the knowledge on how Scott and his company were hacked in the past and how they responded to the Hacks to get back control of their money and systems.

I have recommend
Suman Saha
Dec 11, 2016 rated it it was ok
Well, I found this book after getting a DM from @HackedAgainBook. A quick google search revealed who the author was. I must say that I did expect a lot of deep insights in some of the latest developments and hacking scandals in the recent past. While the latter were there, I felt that the insights and tips the author shared were too general and yes, repetitive. At times, I also felt I was reading an advertisement brochure for BVS corp. It might be because I too keep an eye out for all kinds of e ...more
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