Much has been written about China and “hackers” in recent weeks, probably because it contains two items that sound mysterious and scary: China and its rise, which unsettles people who believe the U.S. should run the planet, full stop, and “hacking.” Oh, scary hackers! Anyhow, here’s another story! A rather large Web site, one allegedly offering software for hacking, has been shut down. The site, Black Hawk Safety Net, was once located at 3800cc.com, but all you get now a bad request.
The site was run by three people, who have now been arrested. The site had 12,000 subscribers, and generated some $1 million in revenue.
The crazy thing is that all of this went down in November of last year, but it was only just announced.
This is the part where I mention that China is home to plenty of “hackers,” but the country’s authorities have been sorta lax in cracking down.
You’ll note that this is also a problem, if that’s the word to year, in Eastern Europe, where there’s plenty of computing talent, but not necessarily enough legitimate outlets to funnel said talent.