The Cuckoo's Egg 2nd Ed.

Tracking a Spy through the Maze of Computer Espionage

Clifford Stoll

Publisher: Pan, 1991, 394 pages

ISBN: 0-330-31742-3

Keywords: Biography

Last modified: July 14, 2021, 12:04 p.m.

Clifford Stoll had just started work running a huge central computer at a Berkeley lab when he was given the job of figuring out why the carefully kept user accounts where out by 75 cents.

From this tiny beginning began a hunt for a mysterious hacker who was using the Californian computer as an electronic way station to infiltrate dozens of other systems — including the most sensitive military, scientific and intelligence networks in America.

Obsessed with the need to uncover the hacker's identity, Stoll stalked his every move, setting up a sting operation that finally exposed an international spy ring selling secrets to the KGB.

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  • Epilogue


The Cuckoo's Egg

Reviewed by Roland Buresund

Good ******* (7 out of 10)

Last modified: May 21, 2007, 3:25 a.m.

At long last a realistic and relevant story by a real authority in the subject. Of course, you have to disregard the later statements and opinions from Clifford, but this book is good.


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