The Plot to Hack America

The Plot to Hack America

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

Book - 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 organizations 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,, [2016]
ISBN: 9781510723320
1510723323
Call Number: 324.973 N1536p
Characteristics: xvii, 186 pages ; 23 cm

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voisjoe1_0
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."

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AQUILEA777
Aug 14, 2017

This Sept, 2016, book, issued to sabotage Trump, parallelled the long-running Liberal media vote-suppression effort (Trump has no chance, don't bother voting for him). Later the book was reissued to discredit the election.
--- Trained in Cold War black ops, xenophobic author Nance knows the Russians are evil and sees their wickedness everywhere.
--- Despite a maze of cyber terms and convoluted inferences, Nance has no hard evidence the DNC was hacked by Russians. At some point every argument depends on assumed Russian wickedness and consequent responsibility. The Russians "must" have done it because the hack resembled earlier hacks that were assumed (by unnamed persons) to have been done by Russians. (The NSA admitted that hackers had stolen its malware that could mimic intrusions by other governments, leaving a fake trail.)
--- The DNC never let the FBI see the hacked server, but instead had Dem-connected IT firm CrowdStrike examine it. CrowdStrike then told the FBI what CrowdStrike claimed it had found. Nance's evidence came from CrowdStrike, pp 91, 94-96, 125-127, 130.
--- The hacked emails were published by Wikileaks, which said Russians were NOT the source; Nance claims Wikileaks is wholly owned by the Russians, p 121, for it wickedly revealed US crimes in Afghanistan and Iraq, p 112-113. Lone wolf Guccifer 2.0 said HE did the hack. If so, he must be a Russian agent too, pp 128-130. No matter who did what, the Russians had to be behind it.
--- Putin and Trump are evil and therefore must be working together. Putin is both a Communist and a neo-Nazi. He wickedly thwarted our plans to take over Crimea and Syria. Trump is a neo-Nazi racist for criticizing Obama and opposing voter fraud (Nance is Black). Trump does not hate Russians as a good American should; his desire for peace with Moscow endangers our control of Europe and the Near East.
--- Trump is the type the Russians recruit: "Ego-centric people who lack moral principles -- who are either too greedy or who suffer from exaggerated self-importance. These are the people the KGB wants and finds easiest to recruit," p xv. (The KGB is long gone, but Nance thinks it still exists. The description fits Hillary Clinton. Bill Clinton visited Russia as a student during the Cold War. Was he recruited? He got $500,000 from the Russians when Hillary approved a huge uranium sale to them. Shouldn't the witch hunt include the Clintons?)
--- The Dems conspired with Ukrainian government agents against Trump, so the Russians must have sided with him.
--- The recruitment point is repeated at p 42. But after pages of innuendos, Nance admits that Trump has not yet been convicted of treason, and may be only a dupe of Putin. He then retreats further: "[T]he probability that Vladimir Putin has handled Trump ... is well within the KGB playbook," p 148 -- which really means nothing.
--- Spy-chief James Clapper seems to be the main source of the Russia conspiracy theory. (Cf pp 21-22 re Chinese and private hackers.) In 2013, Clapper lied under oath to hide NSA spying on millions of Americans. Later he justified his perjury: US spymasters are supposed to lie. Nance is part of the same Deep State cabal.
--- Nance admits the hack truthfully revealed the DNC's corruption, but says it should not have been exposed. People need to believe in the DNC, for it gave us Obama. The public should have remained deceived, should have voted in ignorance. Trump exploitively denounced the DNC's treachery, and angry Sanders delegates declared the system was rigged, just as Trump had claimed, p 132. The Russians instigated this rebellion. They should never have let Bernie's people know what Hillary had done to them.
--- Nance says the Russians do not want Trump to win, but only to challenge the election after he loses. They want mass disruption by angry Trump supporters so "rejection of the result will cripple the nation," p 153 -- the very outcome the Dems have fomented.

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Memawrayne
May 28, 2017

Very informative about how Russia hacks into systems all around the world, including our elections. This is a complex issue that our Intelligence community has the ability to handle. And, yes Donald , they do know how to figure out if the hacks are Russia or China or some 400 pound person sitting on a sofa. We need to support the great people working to stop this cyber-invasion.

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jeffdotson
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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