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The cuckoo's egg : tracking a spy through the maze of computer espionage

Author: Clifford Stoll
Publisher: New York : Pocket Books, ©1990,
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is the true story of how a systems manager at Lawrence Berkeley Lab singlehandedly tracked down and helped capture a computer hacker who had been breaking into U.S. computer systems and stealing sensitive military and security information. 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Databases
Named Person: Markus Hess; Clifford Stoll; Markus Hess; Clifford Stoll
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Clifford Stoll
ISBN: 0743411463 9780743411462 0743411455 9780743411455 1416507787 9781416507789
OCLC Number: 43977527
Description: vi, 402 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Cliff Stoll.
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This is the true story of how a systems manager at Lawrence Berkeley Lab singlehandedly tracked down and helped capture a computer hacker who had been breaking into U.S. computer systems and stealing sensitive military and security information. 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.

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