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OK, we are probably slightly behind the curve here – but for those into anime and hacking – then this is a gentle reminder to watch “Summer Wars” – a 2009 Japanese animated science fiction film directed by Mamoru Hosoda.
Personally I thought “The Girl Who Leapt Through Time” was slightly better, but with this being an InfoSec blog I thought to share the love with this hour and a half long anime animation. The effects, as you would expect from Japanese anime are amazing and the story is basically about, well, hackers.
Summer Wars tells the story of Kenji Koiso, a shy eleventh-grade math genius who is taken to Ueda (Nagano) by twelfth-grade student Natsuki Shinohara to celebrate her great-grandmother’s 90th birthday. Anyhowz – he is falsely implicated in the hacking of a virtual world by an artificial intelligence. Kenji, the unbelievably talented penetration tester, must repair the damage done to the virtual world and he must find a way to stop the artificial intelligence from causing any further damage and repair this security breach.
A must see for all serious pentesters out there! Just Google “Summer Wars” for more info.