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International Hacking Competition Held in Korea




International Hacking Competition Held in Korea
International Hacking Competition Held in Korea



http://english.chosun.com/w21data/html/news/200904/200904090035.html 

Arirang News  
April 9,2009

Some of the world's top computer coders gathered in Korea this week for 
the Hacking Protection Competition as a part of Codegate 2009, an 
international hacking event. The hackers were given 24 hours to find 
weaknesses in a server infected by a virus. For the whole day their eyes 
never left the computer screen.

The word "hacker" originally referred to an expert at programming and 
solving problems with a computer but is now used to mean a person who 
illegally gains access to a computer network. But these hackers say it's 
actually "crackers" who break into computers whereas "hackers" are 
security experts who find loopholes in networks.

Held by the government for the first time, the two-day event ended on 
Wednesday, with a security conference and contest on protection 
techniques being held on the final day. First place went to a Korean 
hacking group called Creative Park or C-Park. A career fair was held 
alongside the competition.

Organizers said because of the criminal image of hackers in Korea, many 
skilled computer experts leave the country to work for foreign security 
firms offering better work conditions.


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