The Cuckoo's Egg: Tracking a Spy Through the Maze of Computer Espionage, Cliff Stoll
  • List: $24.99  |  Sale: $17.50
    Club: $12.49
    • Facebook Share
    • Twitter Share
    • Pinterest Share

Details

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

Author: Cliff Stoll

Narrator: Will Damron

Unabridged: 12 hr 46 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Tantor Audio

Published: 01/31/2020

Genre: True Crime - Espionage

Synopsis

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.

{"id":"3725029","ean":"9781977300478","abr":"Unabridged","title":"The Cuckoo's Egg: Tracking a Spy Through the Maze of Computer Espionage","subtitle":"Tracking a Spy Through the Maze of Computer Espionage","author":"Cliff Stoll","rating_average":"5","narrator":"Will Damron","ubr_id":"3725029","abr_id":"0","ubr_price":"24.99","abr_price":"0.00","ubr_memprice":"14.99","abr_memprice":"0.00","ubr_narrator":"Will Damron","abr_narrator":"","ubr_length":"Unabridged: 12 hr 46 min","abr_length":"Abridged: "}