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

Cliff Stoll. The Cuckoo's Egg: Tracking a Spy Through the Maze of Computer Espionage Authors:Cliff Stoll.
Publisher:Pocket
Year:2005
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Pages:416
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Price:1917 rub.
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Book Summary:
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 sies 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 astronomr 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 system 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...

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