The Cuckoo's Egg: Tracking a Spy Through the Maze of Computer Espionage
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 users 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 plunging into an incredible international probe that finally gained the attention of top U.S. counter-intelligence 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.
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Review: The Cuckoo's Egg: Tracking a Spy Through the Maze of Computer EspionageUser Review - Noah Preszler - Goodreads
Reads like a (neo-)noir novel. More like Jeff Lebowski than Sam Spade, a Deadhead with long hair, left-leaning politics, and a bicycle rather than a car, the dogged protagonist perseveres against ... Read full review
Review: The Cuckoo's Egg: Tracking a Spy Through the Maze of Computer EspionageUser Review - Stuart Langridge - Goodreads
SUMMARY: Before the Internet became widely known as a global tool for terrorists, one perceptive US citizen recognized its ominous potential. Armed with clear evidence of computer espionage, he began ... Read full review