Richard Miniter
Richard Miniter

Richard Miniter is an award-winning investigative journalist and author whose articles have appeared in the New York Times, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic Monthly, Newsweek, The New Republic, National Review and Reader’s Digest. He is the author of three New York Times-bestselling books, Losing Bin Laden, Shadow War and Leading From Behind. Formerly an editorial writer for The Wall Street Journal in Brussels and a member of the Sunday Times’ investigative reporting team in London, Miniter currently serves as a national security adviser for Forbes and CEO of the American Media Institute. CSPAN’s Brian Lamb cited Miniter’s investigative work on 9/11 mastermind Khalid Shaikh Mohammed as one of his top book author interviews of the past 25 years. He resides in Washington, D.C.

The State of Qatar’s Hack of Democracies: A Global Cyber-crime Operation

Award-winning journalist and three-times best-selling author Richard Miniter exposes how in one of the largest state-sponsored computer hacks ever detected, Qatar’s proxies cyber-attacked more 1,400 high-status and ordinary citizens who were exercising their free-speech rights in democracies globally according to U.S. court filings, computer-forensic reports and expert testimonies.

The list also included: Sami Anan, Egypt’s former Chief of the General Staff of the Army; UAE diplomat Sheikh Maktoum Bin Bhutti al Maktoum; Saudi Arabian Minister of State for African Affairs Ahmed Kattan; American Rabbi Shmuley Boteach; and Kristin Wood, a former adviser at the CIA.


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