Today sees the start of Malcon (http://malcon.org/) in India. The clue is in the name: it is a conference about malware. However, it has some important differences to the now infamous DEFCON gathering in Las Vegas each year, where hackers attend to learn from each other how best to attack systems around the world. Malcon has a degree of involvement from the Indian government. Not hidden or disguised: totally in the open. Whereas DEFCON has a "spot the fed" competition, Malcon appears to welcome government involvement.