SEOUL, July 22 (Korea Bizwire) – An ICT competition will be held to penetrate North Korea’s severely controlled information network and send in outside information of the “free world.”
According to Radio Free Asia, the Human Rights Foundation, a North Korea human rights group, will hold a “hackathon” event, competing participants’ skills bypassing North Korea’s information control in San Francisco on August 2 and 3.
An official at the foundation said, “The competition is firstly held to disrupt North Korea’s information control. Participants will work together to devise special skills to penetrate the North Korea’s control and present their protocols to us. Later, we will make real techniques based on their ideas.”
The report said at the event approximately 100 participants would join for the competition, rather small scale comparing with other hackathons where some 1,000 are joining. The foundation explained that the forthcoming event is not for commercial purposes but for sharing information of the situation in North Korea among the participants.
At the event, the group will also invite North Korean defectors to share stories of their lives in the communist country and its human rights condition.
By John Choi (firstname.lastname@example.org)