In 1985, Cliff Stoll was working as a system administrator at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory when he discovered that one of his computers had been hacked. The intruder had stolen sensitive documents and inserted malware into the network. Determined to track down the hacker, Stoll began piecing together evidence like a detective until he finally caught the culprit – a German teenager living in West Berlin. The Cuckoo’s Egg is an absorbing true story about computer espionage that reads like a thriller. Cliff Stoll provides fascinating insights into the mind of a hacker and paints an alarming picture of our vulnerability to cyber-attack.
For who is this book for ?
If you’re interested in computers and technology, The Cuckoo’s Egg is definitely a book for you. It provides an inside look at the world of computer espionage, and offers fascinating insights into the mind of a hacker.
- Engaging non-fiction read
- Provides great insights into the mind of a hacker
- Paints an alarming picture of our vulnerability to cyberattack
- It may be boring for people who are not interested in computers or technology.
- The author’s writing style might be difficult to follow for some readers.
- Some of the technical terminology could be challenging to understand.
Learn more about the author
Cliff Stoll is a system administrator and author. He has written articles for the New York Times, Washington Post, Forbes, Atlantic Monthly and other publications.
“The Cuckoo’s Egg is a thrilling real-life detective story that offers fascinating insights into the world of computer hacking. Cliff Stoll’s book reads like a novel, and is one of the most exciting books about computers I’ve ever read.”
“What a great read! Cliff Stoll is a superb storyteller, and I felt like I was right there with him as he tracked down the hacker who had infiltrated his computer network. This book provides fascinating insights into the world of computer security – it’s both alarming and eye-opening.”
“An amazing journey. I could not put it down.”
“This book is a classic! If you only read one book about hacking, MAKE IT THIS ONE!”