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Crack99 : The Takedown of a $100 Million Chinese Software Pirate, Library Edition (Unabridged)
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The inside story of the largest digital piracy sting to dateHundreds of billions of dollars: that’s how much digital pirates overseas, particularly in China, steal and resell in American intellectual property each year. CRACK99 is an edge-of-the-seat account of the 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 mere pennies on the dollar. When federal prosecutor and former United States Navy intelligence officer 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 United States, and prosecuted.An eye-opening look at the dark side of cybercrime and the chilling consequences for US technology and our national security, CRACK99 reads like a caper—only it’s true in every riveting detail.
Number of Pages: 91012
Genre: True Crime
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
Author: David Locke Hall
Street Date: October 19, 2015
Item Number (DPCI): 248-06-6643
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