The Cuckoo's Egg: Tracking a Spy Through the Maze of Computer Espionage

The Cuckoo's Egg: Tracking a Spy Through the Maze of Computer Espionage

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by Cliff Stoll, Cliff Stoll
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0743411463

ISBN-13: 9780743411462

Pub. Date: 10/01/2000

Publisher: Gallery Books

Cliff Stoll was an astronomer turned systems manager at Lawrence Berkeley Lab when a 75-cent accounting error alerted him to the presence of an unauthorized user on his system. The hacker's code name was "Hunter" — a mystery invader hiding inside a twisting electronic labyrinth, breaking into U.S. computer systems and stealing sensitive military and security

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Cliff Stoll was an astronomer turned systems manager at Lawrence Berkeley Lab when a 75-cent accounting error alerted him to the presence of an unauthorized user on his system. The hacker's code name was "Hunter" — a mystery invader hiding inside a twisting electronic labyrinth, breaking into U.S. computer systems and stealing sensitive military and security information. Stoll began a one-man hunt of his own, spying on the spy — and plunged into an incredible international probe that finally gained the attention of top U.S. counterintelligence agents. The Cuckoo's Egg is his wild and suspenseful true story — a year of deception, broken codes, satellites, missile bases, and the ultimate sting operation — and how one ingenious American trapped a spy ring paid in cash and cocaine, and reporting to the KGB.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780743411462
Publisher:
Gallery Books
Publication date:
10/01/2000
Edition description:
REVISED
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
5.31(w) x 8.25(h) x 1.03(d)

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The Cuckoo's Egg; Tracking a Spy Through the Maze of Computer Espionage 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I am buying this copy because I wore the old one out after reading it from front to back at least 5 times. This true story never gets old. If it were possible, I would give it 6+ stars, it is just that good.
Guest More than 1 year ago
When I started reading this book, I could not put it down. I usually read before I go to sleep and the only reason I did put it down was so that I could get a couple hours of ZzZ's. Cliff Stoll went through an amazing journey of trying to catch a computer hacker that lasted over a year. There were many times when I tought Cliff had caught the hacker but unfortunately he couldn't catch him. Overall, this is an amazing book, whether you like computers or not.
Guest More than 1 year ago
While reading this book I often said to myself, 'Cliff is about to cath the hacker. But it's only the third chapter!' This book immediatly grabs the readers attention and takes them on a wild ride through computer networks. You think the hacker will be caught at any moment. An adrenelin rush forces you to read on. Then the book takes an unexpected turn, causing the reader to return to their normal heart rate. Stoll and the hacker play game of cat and mouse throughout the book, instantly reviving the readers adrenelin rush, then depleating it just as fast as it had come. This game of cat and mouse only prolongue's the exciting ending.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I couldn't put the book down once I started. Its a bit dated if your current on comuters, but still a great book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A facsinating read, even for those who know nothing about computers. I couldn't put it down.