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CRACK99 By David Locke Hall

CRACK99
by David Locke Hall

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The inside story of the largest digital piracy sting to date.
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CRACK99 Summary


CRACK99: The Takedown of a $100 Million Chinese Software Pirate by David Locke Hall

Digital pirates, particularly in China, steal and resell hundreds of billions of dollars worth of intellectual property each year. CRACK99 is an edge-of-the-seat account of the United States Justice Department's prosecution of the biggest cybercriminal operation to date. On a cheesy website called CRACK99, Xiang Li sold everything from satellite tracking and aviation simulation to communications systems design software for knock-down prices. When David Locke Hall and his team started buying CRACK99's products, the hunt for this elusive pirate began. After earning Xiang's trust, Hall's team met Xiang on Saipan, where the sting was nearly foiled before Xiang was captured, flown to the US and prosecuted. An eye-opening look at the dark side of cybercrime and the chilling consequences for technology and national security, CRACK99 reads like a caper-only it's true in every riveting detail.

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CRACK99 Reviews


"A crackling good tale, well-told in Hall's confiding, thoughtful, and humorous tone." -- Eloise Kinney - Booklist "A quirky tale of international pursuit through a legal labyrinth with unsettling implications regarding proliferation of ominous technologies." -- Kirkus Reviews "A super-charged, electrifying story. CRACK99 reads like a bestselling thriller!" -- Brad Thor, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Code of Conduct "A gripping and sobering account of the hemorrhage of high-end American computer programs into the Chinese internet black market...A riveting story." -- Dennis Blair, former director of national intelligence and co-chairman, Intellectual Property Commission "A rollicking true tale of high-level undercover cyber espionage in which Hall puts every bit of his extensive experience and investigative skills into catching a cyber-pirate. His stories of teaming with Homeland Security agents to double-cross a Chinese cyber criminal are, in a word, sensational." -- Retired FBI Special Agent Robert K. Wittman, author of Priceless: How I Went Undercover to Rescue the World's Stolen Treasures

About David Locke Hall


David Locke Hall was a federal prosecutor for twenty-three years. He served as an intelligence officer in the U.S. Navy Reserve for thirty years, retiring at the rank of captain. He lives near Philadelphia, where he works in private practice.

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GOR010111592
CRACK99: The Takedown of a $100 Million Chinese Software Pirate by David Locke Hall
David Locke Hall
Used - Very Good
Paperback
WW Norton & Co
2017-06-06
320
0393354334
9780393354331
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