“Feds, we need some time apart,” say hackers getting ready for their annual Defcon convention, according to PC World. …
Edward Snowden’s leaks have made them feel uneasy.
“When it comes to sharing and socializing with feds, recent revelations have made many in the community uncomfortable about this relationship,” Jeff Moss, Defcon founder and the chief security officer of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers wrote in a blog post.
It’s the first time in two decades that the feds have been disinvited. They’ve been recruiting hackers and playing Spot the Fed for years.
Meanwhile, Gen. Keith Alexander, director of the NSA and head of Cyber Command who delivered Defcon’s keynote last year, is slated to give a presentation at Black Hat, another Vegas cybersecurity convention at the end of the month.