TweakTown

Chinese hackers might be banned from attending Def Con

Hackers from China might not be allowed in the country to visit Def Con or Black Hat, according to sources.

Published Sat, May 24 2014 8:13 PM CDT   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

The U.S. federal government might not allow hackers visiting from China into the country to visit the Def Con and Black Hat hacker events, as concerns grow regarding cyberattacks from Chinese sources. The growing political game between both countries has focused on organized cyberattacks - which both sides organize and launch against one another - as cybersecurity becomes even more important.

Chinese hackers might be banned from attending Def Con | TweakTown.com

The idea of trying to ban Chinese citizens from either hacker event hasn't gone over well among event organizers and supporters. The official Def Con website offered this tweet:

The government has charged five Chinese Army officers with cyberespionage charges, and there is concern of future attacks. U.S. lawmakers are trying to determine how to try to punish China if its organized cyberattacks don't halt - and that seems unlikely to stop anytime soon.

An experienced tech journalist and marketing specialist, Michael joins TweakTown looking to cover everything from consumer electronics to enterprise cloud technology. A former Staff Writer at DailyTech, Michael is now the West Coast News Editor and will contribute news stories on a daily basis. In addition to contributing here, Michael also runs his own tech blog, AlamedaTech.com, while he looks to remain busy in the tech world.

Related Tags

Newsletter Subscription

Latest News

View More News

Latest Reviews

View More Reviews

Latest Articles

View More Articles