China: Hacker Schools Become Big Business
Matthew Harwood writes on Security Management:
Long known as a prominent source of cyberattacks worldwide, China has seen the emergence of online training schools that teach students the skills necessary to either be a network defender or a cybercriminal.More here.
These "hacker schools," as they're known, are also big business, generating $34.8 million last year, reports China Daily.
Students can enroll in online classes for as little as a few hundred yuan.
While some schools advertise themselves as training the next generation of security experts, many worry a percentage of the students will use their skills to commit various cybercrimes, such as identity theft or stealing trade secrets.