"Honkers" -- using a name derived from the Chinese word "Red hackers" -- claimed they were different from "hackers" because they did not act out of malice, their Web site said on Tuesday.
An American group of hackers which calls itself PoizonBOx had begun defacing Chinese Web sites after the April 1 spy plane incident, top Chinese portal Sina.com said on Monday.
BEIJING, China (Reuters) -- Tensions between Washington and Beijing spread to the Internet after Chinese "hackers" warned of a blitz starting Tuesday of U.S. Web sites in an anti-American protest and in response to reported attacks on Chinese Web sites.
Chinese hackers, who illegally enter computer networks, said on Monday their American counterparts had launched attacks on Web sites in China and vowed to strike back in a blitz dubbed the "May Day war."
Two days into what was supposed to be a 'cyberwar' launched by Chinese hackers in retaliation for the death of Chinese pilot Wang Wei, a number of U.S. government Web sites have been defaced. But groups of U.S. hackers have entered the picture as well, hacking Chinese sites.
A federal appeals court panel on Tuesday heard arguments and responded with numerous questions about a far-reaching case over the rights of online publishers to link to
The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is considering whether to overturn a lower court ruling that prevents online hacker magazine 2600 from publishing or linking to code theoretically capable of cracking DVD security. On Tuesday, the appellate court peppered attorneys from both sides about the scope of the ruling.