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By David Locke Hall

The completely gripping tale of the main outrageous case of cyber piracy prosecuted by means of the U.S. division of Justice.

A former U.S. military intelligence officer, David Locke corridor was once a federal prosecutor whilst a bizarre-sounding site, CRACK99, got here to his realization. It appeared like Craigslist on acid, yet what it bought used to be whatever yet amateurish: millions of high-tech software program items used mostly by way of the army, and for mere pennies at the buck. are looking to buy satellite tv for pc monitoring software program? No challenge. Aerospace and aviation simulations? No challenge. Communications platforms designs? No challenge. software program for Marine One, the presidential helicopter? No challenge. With supply occasions and customer support to rival the world's so much winning e-tailers, anyone, anywhere—including rogue regimes, terrorists, and international locations forbidden from doing company with the United States—had entry to those items for any function whatsoever.

But who used to be in the back of CRACK99, and the place have been they? The Justice division discouraged possibly high priced, dicy circumstances like this, who prefer the low-hanging fruit that scored issues from politicians and the general public. yet corridor and his colleagues have been decided to discover the wrongdoer. They acquired CRACK99's items for supply within the usa, paying for progressively more to entice the budding entrepreneur within the guy they pointed out as Xiang Li. After successful his self belief, they lured him to Saipan—a U.S. commonwealth territory the place Hall's personal father had stormed the seashores with the marines in the course of global battle II. There they arrange an audacious sting that culminated in Xiang Li's catch and imprisonment. the price of the products provided by means of CRACK99? a funky $100 million.

An eye-opening examine cybercrime and its chilling effects for nationwide defense, CRACK99 reads like a caper that resonates with each striking element.

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