Aug 05 2009
The picture seen above is an advertisement for a Chinese hacker training course. Now I know many of you are struggling to process this information; something seems wrong with the picture. The reason your brain is having trouble with the image, is that it is located in a place called, the “outdoors”. Like me, many of you spend way too much time online and this poster is horribly out of place.
The following report from China Daily talks about the growing public concern over hacking and online hacking courses. It also interviews Wang Xianbing, a consultant for hackbase.com:
“Lots of hacker schools only teach students how to hack into unprotected computers and steal personal information,” said Wang Xianbing, a security consultant for hackerbase.com. “They then make a profit by selling users’ information.”
For investing hundreds of yuan in hacker school, students could obtain the skills to make a fortune, Wang said.
“Hacker school is a bit like driving school – they teach you how to drive but it’s up to you if you are going to drive safely or kill someone,” said Wang.
What the article doesn’t tell you is that Wang Xianbing is also known as Janker and the Lonely Swordsman; one of China’s first generation of hackers and the leader of online conflicts with the US and Japan.
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