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China Claims the Top Hackers

Sites like Facebook and Zynga like to bring hackers onboard for security work. Nobody can secure your Web site better than a reformed thief that knows the ins and outs of the trade. And instead of posting help want ads for hackers on Craigslist, most use online testing tools to find the best.

And where are the best located? China. According to Interview Street, an online company specializing in hacking competitions, nine of the 10 top hackers who have taken part in its challenges are all from China. And that 10th person has no location marked down, so it could very well be a clean sweep for the large nation.

While the U.S. failed to break the top-10, a U.S. user named "ralekseenkov" is ready to make that jump -- he or she currently sits in 11th place.

About the Author

Chris Paoli is the site producer for Redmondmag.com and MCPmag.com.

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