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The KGB, the Computer and Me (1990)

In 1986, astronomer turned computer scientist Clifford Stoll had just started working on a computer system at the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory when he noticed a 75-cent discrepancy between ... See full summary »

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Robin Bates, Clifford Stoll (book)
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In 1986, astronomer turned computer scientist Clifford Stoll had just started working on a computer system at the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory when he noticed a 75-cent discrepancy between the charges printed by two accounting programs responsible for charging people for machine use. Intrigued, he deduced that the system was being hacked, and he determined to find the culprit. This is the re-enactment of how he tracked down KGB cracker Markus Hess through the Ethernet to Hannover, Germany, as is told in his best-selling book _ The Cuckoo's Egg: Tracking a Spy Through the Maze of Computer Espionage_ (1989). Stoll has become a celebrity for being, as he terms himself, "a computer contrarian." Written by Fiona Kelleghan <fkelleghan@aol.com>

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3 October 1990 (USA) See more »

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Der KGB, der Computer und ich See more »

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The Computer Freaks (Programmers) would love it.
12 July 2008 | by askrahulSee all my reviews

This based on true story how an astronomer turned computer scientist hunted down THE HACKER all way from Germany who was reading all important information in US government computers even CIA. The concepts an the ways that are applied to catch the hacker can only people who are in this field.

So if you don have any interest in computers or hacking stuff, don't watch it. u will never like it.

Myself being computer Engineer, enjoyed this movie. I also saw the other version that is the hackers story which is in German, thats also nice.


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