The Plot to Hack America: How Putin’s Cyberspies and WikiLeaks Tried to Steal the 2016 Election #(2021)
- Title: The Plot to Hack America: How Putin’s Cyberspies and WikiLeaks Tried to Steal the 2016 Election
- Author: Malcolm Nance
- ISBN: 9781510723320
- Page: 291
- Format: Paperback
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I wanted to finish this one before the end of the year This is the type of social commentary current events book that has a shelf life of about 30 seconds in terms of relevancy This was a bit of a mixed bag In terms of information security, it s already passed its prime In terms of strategies and tactics of foreign interference and how they choose their targets, it s a very valuable primer chocked full of psychological insight and historical information Nance is very readable and his book is gea [...]
I ve read a lot of thrillers, but this book has to be the most frightening book of the year for me Nance writes in an engaging style, but the chapters on hacking were a little slow going for me I hadn t realized how sophisiticated the Russins were are hacking and experienced in interfering in election processes with Russian cyberwarfare, and how they had a perfect canidate in Donald T and Michael Flynn Weakening NATO and destabilizing Western alliances is the goal The only problem I had with the [...]
Partial but hard to ignoreI m inclined to believe bad things about Donald Trump, but I would feel better if stronger proof were provided The author acknowledges that Trump likely did not conspire with Putin, but the tone comes off as a political smear In the end I m willing to believe that the Russians were behind the hacks in some way, but this book does nothing than show it is possible, perhaps even likely they were Absolute proof is apparently not possible The book makes clear just how wide [...]
Scary infuriating Even so post election I always enjoy probably not the right word, since he mostly scares the hell out of me his appearances on TV A good necessary book.
Anyone who is up on the news will know the basics of what is presented here Malcolm Nance, a former Navy Intelligence analyst, adds depth.You see how Putin came out of the still the Stalinist KGB which, despite glasnost, continued to carry out the polices and practices that have worked for over a century The skills once used to develop fellow travelers are now used to develop assets He shows how Donald Trump s profile fits MICE Money, Ideology, Coersion and Ego , the profile of a potential targe [...]
What an amazing book My only complaint Too short
First off, when the Russia talk seemed to start in the news immediately on Nov 9th, I was skeptical of just how large a role Russia played in the election It had all the reek of deflecting blame from an inarguably flat flooted campaign in the areas that mattered.In the ensuing weeks months, there is no longer any doubt in my mind Been watching Rachel Maddow lately If anything, there should be an update to this book in about, oh, maybe 6 monthse the sheer amount of recent information reveals has [...]
29th book for 2017.Nance covers in gripping detail the highly sophisticated attack by Russia on the US 2016 election The writing at times is a bit rough, and the book ends before Trump reaches office, but the story itself is so gripping I am happy to give this book 5 stars The appendix contains a very interesting declassified joint report of the NSA CIA FBI, which independently confirms and extends the findings presented by Nance.Whatever happens going forward Russia won the 2016 US election Tru [...]
6 starsBy far, this is the best book I have read about Trump to date Every time I watch questioning during trials from FBI or Senate investigations or read breaking news from WP and NYT about the Trump campaign s ties to Russia and, specifically, Russia s efforts to hack American Democracy in the 2016 presidential election, I scour the internet to find as many news stories and timelines as I can, so that I can be as informed as possible However, I always find the timelines to be a bit scattered [...]
The DNC was hacked by Russia Putin wanted Trump in the White House Authoritarians thrive on the chaos created by alternative facts Trump is Putin s useful idiot This book lays the foundation for what is currently slowly being revealed There is no doubt that Russia wanted Trump in the White House and colluded with him This book demonstrates that conclusively Russia Putin and Trump want power for its own sake To retain that power they must create illusions based on alternative facts They are doing [...]
Description Athrilling 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.ForwardPrefaceWatergate 2.0Suspicions of Something More SinisterThe Spymaster in ChiefTrump s Agents, Putin s AssetsOperation LUCKY 7 Battles of the CYBER BEA [...]
This book scares the crap out of me Malcom Nance identified and predicted the manipulation of Trump and his cronies by Russia The ignorance of Trump and his supporters allowed the United States to be manipulated by money and flattery to weaken the United States They put themselves ahead of the good of this nation Mr Nance shows step by step that our election was undermined by cyber warfare, document dumps through Wikileaks and our country s refusal to recognize the seriousness of these attacks T [...]
The writing in this book is quite bad in many cases Publication was clearly rushed The publishers should have taken a few days to do some basic copy editing In the meantime, they could have waited for Election Day too The last page spoiler alert actually implies that Hillary was going to win and that Trump supporters would doubt the results because of the Russian hacking With that said, I highly recommend the book anyway It presents the security and forensics techniques that the experts undoubte [...]
A good book if this episode in history interests you Technical enough to explore the topic, but not so technical that the reader is lost I found the information fascinating Each point is made with expert documentation of the facts making the conclusions believable and strong.
For the political junkie, this is a good read It has a pointed, particular message Russia is interfering to control messaging all over the Internet, in the US and in Europe Good detail about how it was done Intriguing, informative and frightening.
This book was published before the election and before we learned of the Steele dossier It s now March 2017 and Trump s Russian connections are in the news daily Nance details Putin s FSB s approach to cultivating a political asset, with Trump s grooming starting in 2013 Coincidences take a lot of planning, and if we weren t living and seeing the news today, I d normally brush this book off as paranoid conspiracy writing But Nance is heavy on details and background Russia is a formidable, sophis [...]
The writing is pretty bad, which is the sole reason for the low rating Nance veers from very technical language that fails to inform the general reader to poor phrasing and the occasional malapropism, both of which would have been corrected by a decent editor I suspect the publisher wanted to get he thing in print ASAP Despite these faults, the content of the book is first rate.
Very nice if somewhat dated by publish date recap of the whole story that we read, hear, and see on a daily basis Almost all of the predictions and possibilities have borne out but it is great to see that the author was on top of the story while it was happening.
A decent overview of the Trump Russia scandal, with one major flaw.It was written prior to a lot of critical events in the scandal, such as Mike Flynn s resignation, or the intelligence report on Russian interference Being unable to explore these details feel tragic because Mr Nance would have surely had a lot of interesting thoughts to share.
Can t think of a relevant book considering the constant flow of information that keeps getting released about the impact of Russian hackers on the last election While saying that the hacking itself was what swayed the election toward Trump is highly debatable, the almost proven fact that Putin and his henchmen dipped their hands must be reason for anger and alarm in any serious citizen An attack on our democracy is an attack on our way of life, and it should not be tolerated.Malcolm Nance in th [...]
Even though this book came out in October 2016, before the election, it has held up remarkably well despite all the surprise twists and turns since then That speaks to the soundness of its view Best part Cozy Bear and Fancy Bear, how Russian hackers hack spear phishing, waterholes, typosquatting, etc.
PrescientAs meaningful now as when it was written Except there is so much smoke in the air a half year later.
Where there s smoke, there s fire Nance does a pretty effective job at piecing together a plausible narrative of Russia s potential involvement in the recent U.S election, and ultimately the Kremlin s preference for the newly elected buffoon in chief There s nothing revelatory in this book all of these facts are public knowledge in the sense that they re out there for anybody interested Still, it s hard not to look at Nance s concoction here and not think there s something than meets the eye Th [...]
I wanted everything in this book to not be true Sadly, I think that it is likely that most of what is stated in this book is, in fact, true Malcolm Nance makes a strong argument that Russians not only hacked American electoral targets but that they intentionally acted to influence the election What started out as a means to gain information to use against a Clinton presidency looks like it turned into an operation to help Trump get elected Nance points out that this is nothing new The Russians h [...]
Thought provokingWhen I see hacking operations in movies and TV shows, I tend to think of them as futuristic fictionalized depictions However, this author makes it plain these kinds of operations and capabilities are very real The Russian meddling in the 2016 political campaign is alarming.
Malcolm Nance is a major consultant on terrorism and wrote this book before media sources caught onto what was happening with Russia hacking the DNC and trying to influence the 2016 Presidential election This book tells the backstory of those efforts, the details you are probably not going to find in the media, given that they do not appear interested in this story Important READ
Nance predicted this last year Wowwhere we are today February 17th, Flynn fired and investigations ongoing into collusion between Trump team and Russia Can t believe this can happen in our country Chilling.
Nance is the gold standard for understanding and explaining cyber security and, specifically, the Russians He walks the reader through a detailed tick tock on how Putin id d and recruited Trump who in every reasonable definition, is a recruited agent for the Russians Scary stuff.
Disclaimer I listened to this as an audiobook and therefore did not have access to appendix or references, if any, to prove the veracity of the claims presented.The author has written it so it is easy to understand by the uninitiated, this in particular regarding the technical aspects, where I assume the author oversimplifies for that reason The authors main strength is his knowledge of tradecraft and how that is applied in psychological operations and propaganda situations, and it shine through [...]
I have seen the author a number of times on one of the cable news channels where he serves as a national security analyst In this book, he provides a detailed description of how the Russians were able to influence the 2016 US Presidential election through hacking activities and timed and targeted dissemination of negative information or disinformation This is not an easy read At least it wasn t for me one of those individuals who has difficulty finding things in my own computer files let alone t [...]
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