The Cuckoo’s Egg: Tracking a Spy Through the Maze of Computer Espionage
The Cuckoo’s Egg is the author’s own real-life story about the reluctant hacker chase.
From a 75-cent difference in the lab’s accounting system, Cliff Stoll suspects someone is illegally using his system. Determined to find out the truth, Stoll embarked on an adventure alone with the mysterious hacker. With rudimentary surveillance tools that did not receive anyone’s assistance – albeit five times and seven knocked on the doors of the FBI, the CIA and countless other military and security agencies.
Stoll has followed the hacker through sensitive military networks, military bases, satellites across the Atlantic, Japan, and Germany. Finally, using a homemade strategy, he captured an international hacker motivated by money, cocaine, and intelligence schemes.
As a result, Stoll received a CIA certificate, and became an expert – somewhat reluctant – that many people sought advice on cybersecurity as well as an inspiration for many TV shows at America. This is one of the best books about it and technology programming that is most welcomed by readers today.