The Cuckoo's Egg definition
A great book (and subsequent BBC TV series) telling the true story of Clifford Stoll, an astronomy professor at UCB
's Lawrence Berkeley Lab. A 75-cent accounting error alerted him to the presence of an unauthorised user (a cracker
) on his system. The cracker, code named "Hunter", was breaking into US computer systems and stealing sensitive military and security information. Hunter was part of a spy ring paid in cash and cocaine, and reporting to the KGB.
["The Cuckoo's Egg", Clifford Stoll, London: Bodley Head, 1990, ISBN 0-370-31433-6, ISBN 0-671-72688-9].