The Cuckoo's Egg
Dr. Stoll discussed his book, The Cuckoo’s Egg: Tracking a Spy Through the Maze of Computer Espionage.
The Cuckoo's Egg Clifford Stoll enthusiastically discussed his discovery and tracking
of a West German computer spy who “broke” into his institution’s
computer network to access other networks throughout the U.S. In
[The Cuckoo’s Egg: Tracking a Spy Through the Maze of Computer
Espionage], Stoll details the story involving Markus Hess, who sold
the stolen information from U.S. military networks to the Soviet
Union before being caught and eventually indicted.
Stoll’s animated personality adds to the discussion of his background
and views on computer crime. Between yo-yo tricks and sharing a
favorite cookie recipe, he tells his experience of giving
congressional testimony and of working with federal agents to track
the spy. Now an expert in computer security, Stoll has spoken to many
government agencies, universities and other organizations on the