I guess you may be interested in some history and our origins and members
well heres a prelim run down of who and what we are.
HWA as a group was a bunch of coders and hackers that got together in the
80's initially 'meeting' on local bbses and then irl. The group was a closed
group until I decided to release a 'zine' to cover events in the security
and hacking underground 'scene' in November of 1998.
I didn't really expect it to take off since it was mainly a compilation of
reference material for my own use, however it became a popular fixture and
was mirrored on several high profile sites such as Ken William's infamous
Packetstorm site and the then new HackerNews network also gave us substantial
support, for which we thank them and the community.
During this time i've come in contact with many people of all walks of life
from security professionals to active crackers and web site defacers, many
of these people are extremely talented individuals so I came up with a plan
to help steer at least some of these souls in a direction leaning more to
the legal side such as helping to develop security applications and securing
This is the premise on which HWA Security is founded. We recently merged with
the fledgling b0f security group (Buffer Overflow) founded by ex-cracker
Slash from Croatia and with my backing. Unfortunately due to disorganization
and dissent among members the group fell apart and I did not have time then
to help patch it back together.
With the advent of HWA Security we have 'adopted' some of the ex-b0f members
and intend to develop applications and provide advisories under the HWA
name with kudos to the b0f legacy (b0f.freebsd.lublin.pl)
We intend with this site to provide current news, continue the zine that
was started in 1998 and expand services on a volunteer basis to the community
New comers are welcome to apply and help out if you feel you have a talent to
offer. I'll post bios on the 'Staff' and group members at a later date.