China wipes out training operation site of over 180,000 hackers

Black Hawk Safety Net may sound like something out of a summer blockbuster, but it's actually the name of the Chinese hacker site that allegedly collected more than 180,000 hackers, as well as over 7 million yuan (roughly 1 million USD) and provided them with "cyberattack lessons and malicious software".

The concentrated effort comes most likely from Google's statement  last month that cyberattacks were launched on its China-based systems in an assault, and its threats to pull out their operations from the country.

Whether it be elite hackers or script kiddies, China's increasingly being labeled by many as the nation spawning a sizable number of cyberattacks, and incidences like this only fuel the surge of criticism toward the nation.

[via PopSci]