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The Plot to Hack America: How Putin's Cyberspies and WikiLeaks Tried to Steal the 2016 Election

by Malcolm Nance

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In April 2016, computer technicians at the Democratic National Committee discovered that someone had accessed the organization's computer servers and conducted a theft that is best described as Watergate 2.0. In the weeks that followed, the nation's top computer security experts discovered that the cyber thieves had helped themselves to everything: sensitive documents, emails, donor information, even voice mails. Soon after, the remainder of the Democratic Party machine, the congressional campaign, the Clinton campaign, and their friends and allies in the media were also hacked. Credit card numbers, phone numbers, and contacts were stolen. In short order, the FBI found that more than 25 state election offices had their voter registration systems probed or attacked by the same hackers. Western intelligence agencies tracked the hack to Russian spy agencies and dubbed them the Cyber Bears. The media was soon flooded with the stolen information channeled through Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks. It was a massive attack on America but the Russian hacks appeared to have a singular goal - elect Donald J. Trump as president of the United States. New York Times best-selling author and career intelligence officer Malcolm Nance's fast paced real-life spy thriller takes you from Vladimir Putin's rise through the KGB from junior officer to spymaster-in-chief and spells out the story of how he performed the ultimate political manipulation - convincing Donald Trump to abandon 70 years of American foreign policy including the destruction of NATO, cheering the end of the European Union, allowing Russian domination of Eastern Europe, and destroying the existing global order with America at its lead. The Plot to Hack America is 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. The goal? To put an end to 240 years of free and fair American democratic elections. An Author's Republic audio production.

Customer Reviews

Chilling expose

Even though we now know that the Russians didn't just *try* to steal election and that Trump and his circle actively participated in treason -- rendering some of the closing pages of this book out of date -- this is a crucial explanation of how the American people got played. It will set your hair on fire.

Waste of time & money

It would have been nice if this book was remotely close to the title. The author uses this platform to bash the Republicans and Donald Trump. He gives a pass to the Democrats when it comes to speaking about the hacking of the DNC server and never speaks of how Debbie Wasserman Schultz moved the DNC in a position to favor Clinton and destroy Bernie Sanders. The author does not even attempt to try to give an unbiased factual inside view of how the hacks occurred. I am not a Trump supporter but the Author is so blatantly against the current president it made this unreliable party propaganda in my opinion. Too bad you did not come with a money back guarantee he.

Malcolm Nance, The Plot to Hack America: How Putin's Cyberspies and WikiLeaks Tried to Steal the 2016 Election
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  • Narrator: Gregory Itzin
  • Published: 2017
  • Category: Nonfiction
  • Provider: Novel Audio
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