The Cuckoo's Egg

The Cuckoo's Egg : Tracking a Spy Through the Maze of Computer Espionage

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Before 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
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Product details

  • Paperback | 399 pages
  • 135 x 210 x 28mm | 318g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reissue
  • 1416507787
  • 9781416507789
  • 12,239

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Fascinating...a nonfiction account that reads like a le Carré novel.
-- The Seattle Times
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About Cliff Stoll

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.
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