US may block visas for Chinese hackers attending DefCon, Black Hat

By Megan Geuss

On Saturday, an unnamed “senior administration official” told Reuters that the US government is considering using visa restrictions to keep Chinese hackers from attending DefCon and Black Hat, two major hacking conferences that take place in August in Las Vegas.

The move would be “part of a broad effort to curb Chinese cyber espionage,” Reuters reported. The news comes after five members of the Chinese military were indicted by the US on Monday for allegedly hacking into US companies and stealing trade secrets. It was the first time ever that the US has formally accused another government of …read more

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