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Author Hall, David Locke, author.

Title CRACK99 [sound recording] : the takedown of a $100 million Chinese software pirate / David Locke Hall.

Publication Info. [Ashland, Oregon] : Blackstone Audio, Inc., [2015]
℗2015

Copies

Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Audio Books, CDs    CD 364.168 HAL    Available
 PAS Linda Vista Branch Audio Books, CDs    CD 364.168 HAL    Available
Description 9 audio discs (10 hr., 30 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
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Note Unabridged.
Performer Read by Mark Peckham.
Note Compact discs.
Summary The utterly gripping story of the most outrageous case of cyber piracy prosecuted by the US Department of Justice. A former US Navy intelligence officer, David Locke Hall was a federal prosecutor when a bizarre-sounding website, CRACK99, came to his attention. It looked like Craigslist on acid, but what it sold was anything but amateurish: thousands of high-tech software products used largely by the military, and for mere pennies on the dollar. Want to purchase satellite tracking software? No problem. Aerospace and aviation simulations? No problem. Communications systems designs? No problem. Software for Marine One, the presidential helicopter? No problem. With delivery times and customer service to rival the world's most successful online retailers, anybody, anywhere--including rogue regimes, terrorists, and countries forbidden from doing business with the United States--had access to these goods for any purpose whatsoever. But who was behind CRACK99, and where were they? The Justice Department discouraged potentially costly, risky cases like this, preferring the low-hanging fruit that scored points from politicians and the public. But Hall and his colleagues were determined to find the culprit. They bought CRACK99's products for delivery in the United States, buying more and more to appeal to the budding entrepreneur in the man they identified as Xiang Li. After winning his confidence, they lured him to Saipan--a US commonwealth territory where Hall's own father had stormed the beaches with the marines during World War II. There they set up an audacious sting that culminated in Xiang Li's capture and imprisonment. The value of the goods offered by CRACK99? A cool $100 million.An eye-opening look at cybercrime and its chilling consequences for national security, CRACK99 reads like a caper that resonates with every amazing detail.
Note Vendor-supplied metadata.
Subject Computer crimes -- United States -- Case studies.
Hacking -- China -- Case studies.
Software piracy -- China -- Case studies.
Criminal investigation -- United States -- Case studies.
National security -- United States -- Case studies.
Added Author Peckham, Mark, narrator.
ISBN 1504647718
9781504647717
Music No. ZPbn5q Blackstone Audiobooks

 
    
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