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    DescriptionBefore 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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    Title
    The Cuckoo's Egg
    Subtitle
    Tracking a Spy Through the Maze of Computer Espionage
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Cliff Stoll
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 399
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 208 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 340 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781416507789
    ISBN 10: 1416507787
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27440
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: CRI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T18.1
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: NC
    Libri: I-NC
    B&T General Subject: 650
    BIC subject category V2: BTC
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: POL036000, TRU001000, SOC058000
    B&T Approval Code: A41525000
    BISAC V2.8: COM053000
    DC21: 364.1680973
    B&T Approval Code: A93663052
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 364.1680973, 364.16/80973
    BIC subject category V2: JFHC
    LC subject heading: , , , , , , ,
    Thema V1.0: JPSH, DNXC, JBG
    LC classification: UB271.R92 H477 2005
    Edition statement
    Reissue
    Publisher
    SIMON & SCHUSTER
    Imprint name
    SIMON & SCHUSTER
    Publication date
    03 February 2007
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    When, to the delight of the baffled FBI, CIA, and NSA, Cliff Stoll nailed his spy, he wound up on the front page of "The New York Times." The story, broken in 1989, quickly gathered headlines across the nation and Stoll became a genuine, if somewhat unlikely, American hero. An astronomer by training and a computer expert by accident, Cliff Stoll has become a leading authority on computer security, an issue recognized everywhere as among the most important security problems of our times. He has given talks for the FBI, CIA, and NSA, and has appeared before the U.S. Senate. Stoll is an astronomer at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics and lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
    Review quote
    "As exciting as any action novel....A gripping spy thriller." -- "The New York Times Book Review"