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    The Cuckoo's Egg (Paperback) By (author) Cliff Stoll


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    DescriptionClifford Stoll was running a central computer at a Berkeley lab, and was asked to trace a 75 cent error in the user accounts. This began a hunt for a hacker who was infiltrating sensitive American networks. This is the story of how Stoll exposed an international spy ring selling secrets to the KGB.

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    The Cuckoo's Egg
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Cliff Stoll
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 400
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 192 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 259 g
    ISBN 13: 9780330317429
    ISBN 10: 0330317423

    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    BIC E4L: POL
    DC20: 813.54
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T7.4
    BIC subject category V2: JPSH
    BISAC V2.8: POL036000, COM053000
    BIC subject category V2: URH
    LC subject heading: ,
    Thema V1.0: JPSH, URH
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Pan MacMillan
    Imprint name
    Pan Books
    Publication date
    12 April 1991
    Publication City/Country
    Review text
    In 1986, Clifford Stoll was running a large computer at Berkeley in California. A simple assignment to investigate a discrepancy of 75 cents in the computer's accounts led him on to an obsessive hunt for a hacker who was breaking into his system. The hunt eventually widened to include dozens of other computers linked on the Internet, as well as involving the military, the FBI and the CIA. Stoll's true story is written clearly and wittily; even if you don't know anything about computers, this book would stand on its own as an enthralling detective story. It will appeal to anyone who uses a computer, and to many who don't. (Kirkus UK)