It's white versus black as big business turns to the gurus in the mad world of hacking


A new group of hackers, known as "white hat hackers", are increasingly being employed by big corporations to counter their pilfering colleagues.

PoWeRFuL, SecretlyX, Bela, BodyguardD and Thehacker all live in Turkey, but in the past week they have been trawling South Africa's cyberspace, prodding for holes and vulnerabilities in computer systems. And finding them.

The hacking syndicates, only known by their "handle names", set about defacing several South African websites by planting their logos and theme tunes on unsuspecting companies' web pages. Cape Argus - It's white versus black as big business turns to the gurus in the mad world of hacking

Linked by shanmuga Tuesday, 13th June 2006 12:35AM