Clubs in which hackers get together to communicate with one another and work as a coalition to move agendas forward. One of the most famous hacker clubs globally is the Chaos Computer Club (CCC) in Germany, which currently has about 1,500 members.
The CCC says it struggles for more transparency by governments, more freedom of information, and the basic human right to communicate with others. Supporting the principle of the White Hat Ethic, the CCC says it fights for free access to computers and information by the masses. The CCC was founded in Berlin on December 12, 1981, by visionary Wau Holland, who surmised that information technology would hugely influence the way people live and communicate on this planet.
Another hacking group, known as the Honkers Union of China (HUC), the largest in China and the fifth-largest hacking group in the world, announced on February 22, 2005, that it was closing its Website permanently. With a group membership once numbering 80,000, HUC was loved by some and despised by others for confronting foreign hackers on many issues. HUC’s lead Webmaster was Lion, who in December 2000, set up the Website for students, business people, teachers, and security experts concerned about network security issues.
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