[ISN] Largest hacker group in China dissolves

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Thu Feb 24 12:35:20 EST 2005



BEIJING, Feb. 22 -- Honkers Union of China (HUC), the earliest and 
largest hacker group in China and ranking number five in the world, 
has announced its dissolution and has shut down its website at the 
same time. 
Membership FEE of this group was once as high as 80,000. It has 
drawn both praises and blames as it participated in confronting 
foreign hackers on numerous occasions. 
According to Shenzhen's media, HUC's founder Lion claimed in his 
open letter, "Honkers Union has existed in name only for a long time, 
and its website has been closed down several times before. However, I 
am reluctant to let go of things that accompanied me while I grew up. 
That is why HUC has lasted so long." 
In December of 2000, webmaster Lion took the initiative to set up 
HUC. It was a non-governmental organization with a wide variety of 
members, including businessmen, students, teachers and professionals 
in network safety. 

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