The Plot to Hack America

The Plot to Hack America

How Putin's Cyberspies and WikiLeaks Tried to Steal the 2016 Election

Book - 2017
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The thrilling true story of how Putin's spy agency, run by the Russian billionaire class, used the promise of power and influence to cultivate Trump as well as his closest aides, the Kremlin Crew, to become unwitting assets of the Russian government. In April 2016, computer technicians at the Democratic National Committee discovered that someone had accessed the organization's computer servers. The FBI found that more than twenty-five state election offices had their voter registration systems probed or attacked by the same hackers. The hack was tracked to Russian spy agencies and the stolen information channeled to Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks. The goal of the attack: to elect Donald Trump as president of the United States.
Publisher: New York, NY : Skyhorse Publishing, [2017]
ISBN: 9781510723320
Branch Call Number: 324.973 N17p
Characteristics: xvii, 212 pages ; 23 cm


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May 02, 2018

This is the grand-daddy of all books relating to the Russian efforts to promote Trump and to defame Clinton. It came out before the election during the time the Obama regime kept silent about the Russian interference (Obama didn't want to appear to be taking sides in the election, so said little). Nance said a lot. Nance, formerly a long-time member of the CIA knew a lot about Russian cyber warfare efforts and he talks a lot about Russia's bromance with Trump since 1987 continuously enticing him with possibilities of making millions in Russian real estate. Also Nance discusses Russia's cyber warfare against Estonia, Georgia, Lithuania, Ukraine, France, Germany, etc. prior to their efforts against the USA. The subtitle on the library copy is "How Putin's Cyberspies and WikiLeaks Tried to Steal the 2016 Election." Note the word "tried" can now be changed to "Helped."

Mar 28, 2017

This is a very credible description of Russia's political and cyber-warfare capability and how it was used to alter the outcome of our presidential election.

Highly recommend this book-- knowing is better than not knowing as we struggle to protect our democracy.

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