The Cuckoo’s Egg : Tracking a Spy Through the Maze of Computer Espionage
by Cliff Stoll
Editor: SIMON & SCHUSTER
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Before the Internet became widely known as a global tool for terrorists, one perceptive citizen of the United States recognized its sinister potentialArmed with clear evidence from the computer of espionage, he started in a very personal way from the quest to expose a hidden network of spies who threatened national securityBut would the authorities return himCliff Stoll dramatic testimony is “a computer at the age of detective history, instantly fascinating[and] surprisingly gripping” (Smithsonian institution)Falaise Stoll was an astronomer turned systems director at the Lawrence Berkeley Lab during one of 75 cent, error accounting warned of the presence of an unauthorized user on his systemThe code name hacker was “Hunter”, a mysterious invader who managed to penetrate AMERICAN, computer systems and steal sensitive military and information securityStoll started a manhunt of his own: spying on the spyIt was a dangerous game of deception, broken codes, satellites, and missile bases — a one-man sting operation that finally won the CIA’s attentionand finally trapped internationally spy ring fueled by cash, cocaine, and the KGB
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