Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Korean 'Journalists' Booted From DefCon

Robert McMillan writes on ComputerWorld:

Four South Korean journalists were booted from the Defcon hacking conference this week after conference organizers decided their story didn't quite add up.

Conference representatives released few details of the incident. They said Sunday that they'd ejected the journalists two days earlier after deciding that they simply weren't acting like press. They believe that one member of the group was a legitimate journalist, but that the other three were on some sort of intelligence-gathering expedition.

Hackers who the group interviewed at the show said that their questions seemed inappropriate, organizers said. The journalists attended one day of Defcon's Black Hat sister conference before being ejected on Friday.

Defcon did not release the names of the journalists or say who they claimed to work for.

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