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Edward Snowden sharpened his hacking skills in New Delhi
From: InfoSec News <alerts () infosecnews org>
Date: Wed, 4 Dec 2013 06:12:57 +0000 (UTC)
By Shilpa Phadnis
The Times of India
December 4, 2013
BANGALORE -- The hacker who shook the US intelligence machinery and had
world leaders railing against Washington for spying on them picked up
crucial skills in India. Edward Snowden, the National Security Agency
contractor-turned-whistleblower, spent a week in New Delhi training in
core Java programming and advanced ethical hacking. It’s this training
that got him certified as an EC-Council Certified Security Analyst (ECSA).
Now hiding in Russia as a fugitive from US law and charged with espionage
for leaking documents related to the US surveillance, Snowden trained at
offshore IT training and certification provider Koenig Solutions in Moti
Nagar, New Delhi in 2010. He flew into India on September 3 from Japan and
left for the US on September 9.
The Registration of Foreigners Rule 1939 Form C Hotel Arrival report, a
copy of which is with TOI, shows Snowden checked into Koenig Inn run by
the institute in Karol Bagh at 2.30pm on September 3. “He paid over $2,000
towards his training fee, lodging and boarding,” said Rohit Aggarwal,
founder and CEO of Koenig Solutions. Koenig is an authorized training
partner for certification programmes from companies like Microsoft, Cisco,
Oracle, EC-Council, Citrix and VMware. It has trained over 20,000 foreign
IT professionals across five centres in the country and one in Dubai.
ECSA is a 4-day course designed to train security professionals in
advanced tools and techniques required to perform comprehensive
information security tests. It enables students to design, secure and test
networks to protect firms from threats that hackers and crackers pose. “To
beat a hacker, you need to think like one!” says the EC-Council website.
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