Denmark's intelligence agency creates 'hacker academy'

Denmark's military intelligence agency says it's creating "a hacker academy" where to train IT specialists who, if they graduate, will be offered employment.

In a statement, the secretive Danish Defiance Intelligence Service (DDIS) says the small group who will be enrolled are "already are among the best in their field."

DDIS said Wednesday the academy "will not teach them how to hack" but will "target their mindset and skills so that they can be used" by the agency which spies outside Denmark's border.

The Copenhagen-based agency DDIS said the four-and-half month long school is to start in August.


Explore further

Millions more government fingerprints deemed stolen (Update)

© 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

Citation: Denmark's intelligence agency creates 'hacker academy' (2016, March 16) retrieved 17 June 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2016-03-denmark-intelligence-agency-hacker-academy.html
This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.
25 shares

Feedback to editors

User comments

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more