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The Cuckoo’s Egg

When rooting (pardon the pun) around YouTube a few days ago looking for some cyber security videos to watch, I discovered this little gem, the 1990 made for TV movie; The KGB, the Computer and Me. It is an adaptation of the astronomer, author and accidental security specialist Clifford Stoll’s 1989 book, The Cuckoo’s Egg.

What makes this the show so great is not only the fact that many of the real people play themselves, resulting in what is often unintentional comedic acting, but it tells a very real story of how one man almost by accident found himself at the heart of the investigation that would bring the notorious hacker and KGB agent Markus Hess to justice!

The full video is available here: