The plot to hack America : how Putin's cyberspies and WikiLeaks tried to steal the 2016 election / Malcolm Nance.

Published 2016
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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.

xvii, 216 pages : illustrations ; 23cm
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How Putin's cyberspies and WikiLeaks tried to steal the 2016 election
"Includes the official report from the National Intelligence Council"--Cover.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-212).
Foreword / Spencer Ackerman
Watergate 2.0
Suspicions of something more sinister
The spymaster-in-chief
Trump's agents, Putin's assets
Operation LUCKY-7: the Kremlin plan to elect a president
Battles of the CYBER BEARS
WikiLeaks: Russia's intelligence laundromat
When CYBER BEARS attack
Cyberwar to defend democracy
Appendix: Assessing Russian activities and intentions in recent US elections.
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