The Plot to Hack America: How Putins Cyberspies and WikiLeaks Tried to Steal the 2016 Election

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In April 2016, computer technicians at the Democratic National Committee discovered that someone had accessed the organizationÌ¥s computer servers and conducted a theft that is best described as Watergate 2.0. In the weeks that followed, the nationÌ¥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 cards numbers, phone numbers, and contacts were stolen. In short order, the FBI found that more than twenty-five 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 goalÌÔelect Donald J. Trump as president of the United States. New York Times bestselling author of Defeating ISIS and the forthcoming Hacking ISIS and career intelligence officer Malcolm NanceÌ¥s fast paced real-life spy thriller takes you from Vladimir PutinÌ¥s rise through the KGB from junior officer to spymaster-in-chief and spells out the story of how he performed the ultimate political manipulationÌÔconvincing Donald Trump to abandon seventy 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 PutinÌ¥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.