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Chinese Hacker training website closed ; 3 hackers arrested

Chinese police have shut down the country’s biggest hacker training website and arrested three suspects who recruited thousands of potential hackers and provided them with online lessons and spy software, the state media reported today.

The arrests came amid growing global concern, including in India that China has emerged as the centre for global cyber crimes.

Police in central China’s Hubei Province have arrested three suspects, who ran the Black Hawk Safety Net. They were suspected of offering online hacker tools, a crime that was newly listed in China’s Criminal Law last year.

Police have also frozen more than 1.7 million yuan (250,000 US dollars) in assets and confiscated nine web servers, five computers and a Honda Accord car.

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