[ISN] Vietnam-China cyberwar breaking out?

http://english.vietnamnet.vn/fms/science-it/102081/vietnam-china-cyberwar-breaking-out-.html vietnamnet.vn 12/05/2014 Securitydaily on May 9 quoted techz.vn as reporting that tens of websites of Chinese organizations and enterprises had been attacked by hackers from Vietnam. The main attack mode was DDoS (distributed denial of service). Some websites of individuals and organizations with the domain name “.tw” (Taiwan) have also been victims of the attacks. Experts have expressed their worries that the attacks may trigger a cyberwar between Vietnam and China. If this occurs, Vietnamese internet users would suffer heavily. On Sunday, Hoang Cuong of the Information Technology Center, an arm of the Military Technical Academy, published an article in Securitydaily. It named 102 Vietnamese websites which have been attacked by Chinese hackers. Another source said the number of hacked Vietnamese websites could be even higher. The author affirmed that most of the websites were “dead” – that is, they had been hijacked. […]




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