Police in Hubei province, China, have shut down a company that taught thousands of potential hackers how to launch cyberattacks, according to media reports. The Chinese police were reported to have shut down “Black Hawk Safety Net,” arresting three people. Black Hawk had been labeled China’s “biggest hacker training website.”
Much organised computer hacking has been reported to originate in China. This has chilled relations with the United States; last month, Google threatened to get out of the Chinese market because of cyberattacks. But strict police actions may succeed in reducing such attacks.