[ISN] China's anti-hacking alliance regrouped

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Wed Apr 27 01:23:22 EDT 2005


(Source: Shenzhen Daily)

BEIJING, April 26 -- The "Red Hacker Alliance," the largest and
earliest hacking legion in China, was regrouped recently after a short
The alliance, attracting 20,000 hackers, once ranked the fifth in the
world in terms of the number of its members.
Its Web site, set up at the end of 2000, had nearly 80,000 registered
members at its peak.
The task of the alliance was to prevent hacking attacks from foreign
But the Web network was disintegrated by the end of 2004 for no
specific reason.
The Web site founder, nicknamed Lion, said in an e-mail that the Web
site existed in name only and he closed the Web site after Dec.  21,
A sophomore majored in computer sciences at University of Electronic
Science and Technology of China in Chengdu, who is also a group
member, is now responsible for personnel management of the group and
the Web site maintenance.
The student, surnamed Yang, said: "I can design a computer virus in a
few minutes, which can disfunction the use of mouse and computer, but
I will not do this because the mission of a 'Red Hacker' member is to
protect the Web sites from being attacked."
The Web site also has a supervision committee to supervise its
members' behaviors and cancel memberships of those who violate its
rule by attacking other Web sites.

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