Edward Snowden Studied Advanced Hacking In Delhi

Edward Snowden, known all over the world today for disclosing secret documents of the NSA studied core Java programming and advanced ethical hacking in India at Koenig Solutions,in Moti Nagar, New Delhi in 2010.It is this training which helped him in obtaining the EC-Council Certified Security Analyst (ECSA) certification. He came to India from Japan on September 3 and left for the US on the 9.
Rohit Aggarwal, founder and CEO of Koenig Solutions said,"He paid over $2,000 towards his training fee, lodging and boarding,".
The technical manager in information security at the center,Sisir Pandey said, "Snowden was a certified ethical hacker and hence he chose a fast-track course. It didn't take him much time to figure out how to create exploit-attacks and hack wireless networks. He was able to interpret vulnerabilities and outcomes in security testing,"
Snowden exchanged many emails with the training center and it revealed that he had several IT Security certifications,namely, EC-Council's Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH),Microsoft Certified Solutions Experts (MCSE), Comptia Network+, Comptia Security+ and Project Management Professional (PMP).
"He kept to himself. He was unassuming and nothing out of the ordinary. He was focused on the curriculum. He would frequently visit the Haldirams restaurant next to our centre," said Hema Sharma,manager of Koenig Solutions.
Source:[The Times of India]


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