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==External Links==
==External Links==
* [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0308449/ The KGB, the Computer and Me on IMDB]
* [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0308449/ The KGB, the Computer and Me on IMDB]

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The KGB, the Computer and Me
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The KGB, the Computer and Me Title Card
Format Video (TV)
Genre Documentary
Origin USA
Language English
Release Date 3 October 1990
Running Time 57 min
Created by Robin Bates
Directed by Robin Bates
Produced by Robin Bates, Kathy White
Written by Robin Bates, CLifford Stoll
Screenplay by Robin Bates
Distributed by PBS
Narrated by CLifford Stoll
Starring CLifford Stoll
Music by Peter Rogers, Melnick
Cinematography by Robin Bates
Edited by Bill Lattanzi
Production Company WBGH
Location(s) USA
Original Channel PBS
Additional Information
Based on The Cuckoo's Egg: Tracking a Spy Through the Maze of Computer Espionage (1989)
Topics Technology, Computers, Hacking
Follows NA
Precedes NA
Associated Video NA
Website NA

The KGB, the Computer and Me, based on Clifford Stoll's book "The Cuckoo's Egg", re-enacts a story of a Lawrence Lab astronomer and his quest to track down the reason behind a minuscule discrepancy in accounting. Clifford Stoll plays as himself.


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.


Film User Format Link Notes
The KGB, the Computer and Me (1990) NA DivX Archive.org


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