Computer Crime Research Center


Allied hackers

Date: August 06, 2007

US federal agents are reaching out to computer hackers for help fighting crime and terrorism as a tug-of-war between privacy and public safety continues on the Internet.

The National Security Agency (NSA), the Department of Defense, and the FBI were among the spy, military, and police agencies represented at DefCon, an international gathering of hackers in Las Vegas, NV.

Hackers and computer security professionals made up the bulk of the more than 6,000 people that took part in the three-day conference which ended Sunday, according to founder Jeff "Dark Tangent" Moss.

Games, contests, and seminars at DefCon are devoted to breaching computers, Internet Web sites, software programs, and real-world locks.
Original article

Add comment  Email to a Friend

Copyright © 2001-2013 Computer Crime Research Center
CCRC logo