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 Author Cliff Stoll
ISBN-10 1416507787
ISBN-13 9781416507789
Year 2005-09-13
Pages 416
Language English
Publisher Pocket
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Before the Internet became widely known as a global tool for terrorists one perceptive U S citizen recognized its ominous potential Armed with clear evidence of computer espionage he began a highly personal quest to expose a hidden network of spies that threatened national security But would the authorities back him up Cliff Stoll s dramatic firsthand account is a computer age detective story instantly fascinating and astonishingly gripping Smithsonian 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 mysterious invader who managed to break into U S computer systems and steal sensitive military and security information Stoll began a one man hunt of his own spying on the spy It was a dangerous game of deception broken codes satellites and missile bases a one man sting operation that finally gained the attention of the CIA and ultimately trapped an international spy ring fueled by cash cocaine and the KGB

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