China Brings Down 180,000-Member Hacker Training Site

Black Hawk Safety Net, an online hacker training resource with 12,000 paying members and another 170,000 free members, was brought down recently by Chinese authorities.

Only three operators of the site were arrested, while the official site itself, 3800hk.com, was put out of commission when the company's nine servers were seized. The site provided resources on hacking techniques and trojan software.

Black Hawk Safety net had been attributed with a 2007 attack on - wait for it - an internet cafe that put dozens - dozens - of poor souls out of internet access for 60 hours. [Yahoo via PopSci][Image]

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