If you have already read our previous post about Sci-Fi books and wondered “why didn’t they suggested any books that had to do with cyber punk or hacking in general?”; then this list is the answer to your question. Now that you have the all the time in the world then why not spend some of it to read the following hacker inspired books.


by William Gibson

How can we not suggest maybe the most important book of the Cyberpunk genre? It laid the foundations for all that followed. This is the story of Case, a burned out hacker that is tasked to steal a security code from the most heavily guarded data-bank in the world.

The Cuckoo’s Egg: Tracking a Spy Through the Maze of Computer Espionage

by Clifford Stoll

A classic that kicked off the “hacker” genre. Follow our hero Stoll as he hunts down Hunter a coder with malicious intents.

Zero Day

By Mark Russinovich

An apocalyptic proportions scenario of what might happen if a coordinated cyber-attack is successful. Is it possible for Jeff our protagonist to prevent a worldwide catastrophe?

Digital Fortress 

by Dan Brown

A world-renowned cryptographer is called to break the “unbreakable” code. What she uncovers can turn the world upside down. Another thrilling novel by the master of the genre Dan Brown.

Ghost in the Wires: My Adventures as the World’s Most Wanted Hacker

by Kevin D. Mitnick

The last book that we recommend is from the most famous hacker of the world. Kevin Mitnick recalls the steps in his life that led him to a career in digital crime.

We hope that you will find at least one of the aforementioned books worthy of your time. If so we are happy we helped alleviate a bit of your “boredom” while stuck at home.

And as always in this series, please stay at home, please stay safe.

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