Nov 16 2007

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        Retired from the US Army after 20 years of service in the intelligence community as a Chinese linguist. I hold a Bachelor of Science degree with an emphasis on Chinese studies and graduated from the Defense Language Institute in Monterey California. In 2006, I attended the XCon2006 computer security seminar held in Beijing China and in 1997 was on special assignment to the US Embassy in the People’s Republic of China. One of my fondest memories was attending the Beijing Institute of Economic Management Immersion Program in 1995.

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        The cover design, by Mr. Charles A. Martinson III, is a composite consisting of three major elements: the rendering of an ancient Chinese copper helmet; the opera mask of Jiang Wei; and computer circuitry. The combination is a blending of ancient and modern that attempts to capture the character and nature of the Red Hacker Alliance. It depicts the competing elements that superimpose themselves over the lives of these young nationalists and how it shapes their future.

        The helmet represents the spirit of the warrior and the hackers’ belief that they are acting in defense of their nation. It is also meant to convey the idea of cultural traits passing from one generation to the next, the old transforming and reawakening anew.

        The opera mask of Jiang Wei was used for similarities in character. Jiang Wei was a commander of the Shu Army and considered one of the greatest men of the Three Kingdoms era. His mentor, Zhuge, was so fond of him that he bequeathed him all of his books on strategy. Jiang Wei was thought to have special knowledge of the universe that melds with the Red Hacker Alliance’s understanding of the cyber world. The color blue was added to the mask to bring in the attributes of fierceness; the color red already present in the mask for loyalty, symbolizing nationalism; and white, the element of deceit that exists in the darker intent of their intrusions.

        The infusion of circuitry and binary numbers shows the extent of their immersion in a world in which many of us are unfamiliar. This extreme devotion to an alternate realm brings easily to mind the stuff of movies, the combination of man and machine — the cyborg.

 

22 responses so far

22 Responses to “About”

  1. Teri Bidwellon 13 Feb 2008 at 3:24 pm

    Great site. Glad to see somebody finally take this tack. I was in the process of building a similar site, but now I’ll just post to yours.

    /grin

  2. Heikeon 13 Feb 2008 at 6:25 pm

    Teri,

    Thank you very much, glad you like the website! It will be great to have you post here and we certainly take recommendations to improve it.

  3. BennyKon 09 Mar 2008 at 6:01 pm

    I’m getting addicted to the site. Keep up the good work. I will probably also buy the book in the coming days. Mind blowing stuff !!!

  4. Heikeon 09 Mar 2008 at 6:54 pm

    BennyK,

    We are glad to have you here! Nice to know that someone else finds this stuff addictive. I really need to get a new hobby, one that takes me outdoors.

  5. Ghostrideron 27 Aug 2008 at 10:09 am

    xie xie!!!

  6. webshellon 27 Aug 2008 at 1:08 pm

    Hi,I am in a day through the Google search for my shop when accidentally discovered the site, I found that you are interested, thank you so concerned about me, if possible, I hope that we can become friends, thank you.

  7. Heikeon 27 Aug 2008 at 3:30 pm

    Webshell,

    You don’t do podcasts by any chance do you?

  8. webshellon 27 Aug 2008 at 4:33 pm

    i hope can with you make friends,can i ok?

  9. webshellon 27 Aug 2008 at 4:47 pm

    I’m an in school student, my hobbies are network security, I don’t know can you with me make friends?

  10. Heikeon 28 Aug 2008 at 3:41 am

    Webshell,

    We can certainly talk, no problem with that. Would really like to hear about your network security hobby.

  11. webshellon 28 Aug 2008 at 7:26 am

    Really? It’s great, thank you very much.

  12. webshellon 28 Aug 2008 at 7:31 am

    Because I am about to go to school, may be little time to contact network, but I will keep you via e-mail and contact. Thank you very much willing to accept this from a friend of China, and wish you good health and smooth work, Family happiness!

  13. cn-hackon 17 Feb 2009 at 11:36 pm

    chinaese hacker home

  14. 中国黑客on 19 Mar 2009 at 3:06 am

    很高兴来到这里,发觉很不错 希望能做得更好

  15. Rennon 28 Mar 2009 at 6:51 pm

    Thanks for creating such an informative and entertaining site. I either laugh or scratch me head when I read your posts!

  16. fy_kennyon 03 Jun 2009 at 10:58 pm

    谁创的这么个网站,命名很奇特~~

  17. Tejaswyon 16 Jul 2009 at 8:35 am

    I was writing a post about Chinese hackers and their hacks.
    Your site was of great help
    Thanks
    Keep up the good work

  18. Heikeon 16 Jul 2009 at 11:14 am

    Tejaswy,

    Thanks for the feedback and glad we could help out.

  19. Mikeon 01 Oct 2009 at 4:09 pm

    I want to use one of your articles in a paper of mine about hacking into a country’s infrastruture. I would like to know this is not another BS website?? I believe it, but I don;t wanna fail. Can I have just some internet proofs please!

  20. lee chee kianon 27 Dec 2013 at 7:20 am

    你好,我姓李。我想了解黑客有钱赚的生意一定会做吗。

  21. lee chee kianon 27 Dec 2013 at 7:25 am

    这上面的网址,有人能破解到吗

  22. lksdfgon 04 Feb 2014 at 4:11 am

    are you still alive?

    have you abandoned this site?

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