DEF CON China postponed in wake of coronavirus outbreak – Security

The Chinese leg of the legendary hacker convention DEF CON has been set on ice due to the country’s initiatives to limit the deadly coronavirus outbreak.

DEF CON China two. was scheduled for April seventeen-19 in Beijing, but is now postponed right after China declared a six-month hold on events.

The DEF CON organisers declared the postponement on social media and explained they are looking for new dates six months ahead to hold the convention, when events can be held again.

Attendees can get refunds for their DEF CON tickets, or have the organisers hold their reservations for the new dates.

As of crafting, authorities have confirmed over hundred fatalities from coronavirus, with over 4,400 cases remaining recorded in mainland China.

The range of cases could be significantly larger nonetheless, and bacterial infections have been claimed in many countries exterior China, such as 5 in Australia.

DEF CON was founded in 1993 by hacker Jeff “Dark Tangent” Moss, and plays host to info security specialists from the private sector and legislation enforcement organisations like the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation.

The hacker convention trialled a Chinese party in 2018 for the initially time, and formalised it the yr right after.