Whale Oil

By Margie Thomson | Price: $39.99

In May 2012 Auckland businessman Matt Blomfield found himself the target of a vicious online attack, the work of Whale Oil blogger Cameron Slater. The attack came out of the blue, destroying Blomfield’s reputation and career, stealing his identity, turning him into a social outcast. Two years after the online attack began, an armed gunman came to Blomfield’s home and tried to kill him. He only survived because the intruder’s shotgun misfired.

This book is a remarkable piece of investigative journalism and a chilling account of how inadequate our protection is in the face of a digital attack, and a depressing exposé of police indifference to a citizen’s predicament.

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