[ISN] Vietnam organises a competition for honour "good" computer hackers

From: InfoSec News (isnat_private)
Date: Tue Sep 09 2003 - 01:14:24 PDT

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    September 9, 2003
    A university in Vietnam has organised a competition to honour "good"  
    internet hackers and to market them for web security jobs against the
    cyber-criminals, or "bad" hackers.
    The competition, launched by BugSearch, a group of IT experts in Ho
    Chi Minh City's National University, started on Friday and will last
    until September 15, the Lao Dong newspaper said Monday.
    The competitors will have to break into the server of a mock website
    in the University's computer network.
    "The goal of the competition is to raise the people's vigilance about
    the web security. You always have to prepare yourself against the
    cyber-attacks," the paper quoted an organiser as saying.
    "It is also an occasion for companies to find out 'good' hackers to
    work for them and protect their websites. They can not only discover
    the site's shortcomings but also propose solutions to protect it," he
    In August, the university had to postpone a similar contest.
    Too many hackers managed to get into the website, leading to a massive
    traffic jam on the main university site which was presenting at the
    time some exams' results.
    Last month, tens of thousands of computers in Vietnam were attacked by
    the Blaster virus that also hit hundreds of thousands of computers
    around the world.
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