[ISN] 'Hackers of justice' sought via competition

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Tue, 29 May 2012 03:26:20 -0500 (CDT)

The Yomiuri Shimbun
May 28, 2012

The industry ministry will host its first-ever computer hacking 
competition this fiscal year, aiming to find "hackers of justice" who 
can protect the nation following a recent series of cyber-attacks on 
government-related targets, officials said.

The Economy, Trade and Industry Ministry plans to hold preliminary 
contests as early as October, dividing the nation into four quadrants, 
with the final round scheduled for next February.

"We'd like to give the contestants more hands-on experience in 
responding to simulated cyber-attacks," a ministry official said.

The ministry has earmarked 70 million yen in the fiscal 2012 budget for 
the project. Officials also plan to research how DEF CON, the world's 
premiere hacking competition held annually in Las Vegas since 1993, is 


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