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The Cuckoo's Egg: Tracking A Spy Through The Maze Of Computer Espionage
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Gallery Books
Publication date September 13, 2005
Pages 399
Binding Paperback
Edition Reissue
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781416507789
ISBN-10 1416507787
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.25 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.80 lbs.
Original list price $16.99
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Summary
Updated with a new afterword, a true-life account of computer espionage tells of a year-long single-handed hunt for a computer thief known as 'Hunter,' a hacker who stole sensitive security and military information from American computer files to sell to Soviet intelligence agents. Reissue. 20,000 first printing.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: 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 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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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780385249461
 
from Doubleday (September 1, 1989); titled "Cuckoo's Egg: Tracking a Spy Through the Maze of Computer Espionage"
9780385249461 | details & prices | 6.50 × 9.75 × 1.25 in. | 1.35 lbs | List price $19.95
About: The first true account of computer espionage tells of a year-long single-handed hunt for a computer thief who sold information from American computer files to Soviet intelligence agents
Paperback
Book cover for 9780671726881 Book cover for 9780743411462 Book cover for 9781416507789
 
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Reissue edition from Gallery Books (September 13, 2005)
9781416507789 | details & prices | 399 pages | 5.25 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.80 lbs | List price $16.99
About: Updated with a new afterword, a true-life account of computer espionage tells of a year-long single-handed hunt for a computer thief known as 'Hunter,' a hacker who stole sensitive security and military information from American computer files to sell to Soviet intelligence agents.
1 poc edition from Simon & Schuster (October 1, 2000)
9780743411462 | details & prices | 402 pages | 5.25 × 8.25 × 1.25 in. | 0.80 lbs | List price $26.95
About: A true-life account of computer espionage tells of a year-long single-handed hunt for a computer thief known as 'Hunter,' a hacker who stole sensitive security and military information from American computer files to sell to Soviet intelligence agents.
Reprint edition from Pocket Books (July 1, 1995)
9780671726881 | details & prices | 4.25 × 7.00 × 1.25 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $6.99
About: A true account of computer espionage describes a year-long single-handed hunt for a computer thief who sold information from American computer files to Soviet intelligence agents

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