Black Hat USA and DEF CON Cancelled Due to #COVID19

    Date11 May 2020
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    Posted ByBrittany Day
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    Both Black Hat USA and DEF CON have been cancelled due to COVID-19, turning a notorious DEF CON joke on its head.

     Black Hat USA and DEF CON have become the latest victims of the COVID-19 pandemic, after organizers announced plans to cancel the cybersecurity conferences and replace them with virtual events.

    For DEF CON, the decision has turned a long-running joke on its head. For the past few years mischief-makers have taken to the internet to spread fake news about the event being cancelled.

    “The #DEFCONiscanceled meme has crossed over into real life, courtesy of #COVID19,” wrote the organizers on Twitter on Friday. “In early March we had hopes that things would be stable by August. That is no longer realistic.”

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