Malcolm Nance

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(Nance, Malcolm) Malcolm Nance is a globally recognized counter-terrorism expert and Intelligence Community member who has been deployed to intelligence operations in the Balkans, Middle East, and sub-Saharan Africa. He is the author of five books, including the New York Times bestseller Defeating ISIS and the forthcoming Hacking ISIS, and is a counter-terrorism analyst for NBC News and MSNBC. His latest book is The Plot to Hack America: How Putin’s Cyberspies and WikiLeaks Tried to Steal the 2016 Election (Skyhorse Publishing). In April 2016, computer technicians at the Democratic National Committee discovered that someone had accessed the organization’s computer servers and conducted a theft that is best described as Watergate 2.0. In short order, the FBI found that more than twenty-five state election offices had their voter registration systems probed or attacked by the same hackers. It was a massive attack on America but the Russian hacks appeared to have a singular goal: To put an end to 240 years of free and fair American democratic elections.  The Plot to Hack America is the thrilling true story of how Putin’s spy agency used the promise of power to cultivate Donald Trump as well as his closest aides to become unwitting assets of the Russian government.