Monday, January 14, 2013

Training hackers to fight cyber crime

Picture the scene: dozens of computer hackers poring over their keyboards in a room filled with powerful computers, feverishly typing in code most of us could never comprehend.

Their mission? To "break in" to virtual servers in a simulated world.

Yet these particular hackers are not breaking the law, they are actually reinforcing it.

They are taking part in a six-month program organized by the South Korean government to train some of the brightest code-breaking minds to become the nation's first line of defense in the war against cyber crime.

http://edition.cnn.com/2013/01/14/world/asia/south-korea-hackers/index.html?hpt=hp_c5