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How a teenage hacker might start World War III

An excerpt from 'Ghost Fleet,' a new novel by Peter W. Singer and August Cole, that envisions what a future global cyberconflict might look like. 

Courtesy of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

The following is an excerpt provided to Passcode from "Ghost Fleet: A Novel of the Next World War," by Peter W. Singer and August Cole. While fiction, the scenario is drawn from real world research, including on university-affiliated cyber militias. For instance, China's secretive military hacking Unit 61398 – from which five officers were indicted by the US government for cyberespionage – reportedly recruited computer science grad students out of Zhejiang University. 

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