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E-Market Website Hacker Arrested

On September 22, 2006, Nguyen Quang Huy alias Huy Remy aged 22, hooked up his PC to the server of Peacesoft, the InfoTech solution company and subsequently attacked the e-market site, www.chodientu.com as stated by BKIS, the Security Network Center and the undercover agencies from C15 (a division of public security concentrating on criminal probes).

As per the digital magazine of Vietnam, Thanh Nien Daily, the Cyber-police is absolutely sure about the accused's culpability, though he continues to refuse the allegation asserting that the proofs are "biased and vague".

As per the agencies, nevertheless, Mr. Huy Remy is definitely involved in this offense. The probe was completed in cooperation with the telecommunication, information and trade ministries and BKIS, the network security company having successfully proven that the DoS strikes were originated from Huy's PC.

Huy was also charged with circulating offensive data on his site gmetal.net. However, he repudiated all the accusations, alleging the evidence was "not impartial and comprehensible." He stated his machine could have been seized by cyber-terrorists who utilized it to strike the e-market site.

Nonetheless, BKIS and C15 unearthed sufficient evidences in Huy's PC to recreate the attack. The investigating agencies also added that they were capable of recovering sufficient irrefutable proof to establish the cyber-terrorist's crime.

"This is the most advanced attack in Viet Nam. So far, the perpetrator is one of the most skilled cyber-terrorists to be nabbed", head of BKIS averred, "I think the probe's outcome will reinstate the company's' trust."

The strikes shut down the site for nearly twelve hours on September 22 2006. Internet visitors trying to open it were transmitted to another site speaking ill about the director of Peacesoft Company, which operates the site.

As per the Global Internet Policy Initiative Vietnam (GIPI Vietnam), over the past few years, the Web has become very advanced in Vietnam, with over 12.5 million Internet customers, nine Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and a development rate of ADSL contribution of 300% annually.

However, despite this heartening scenario, Vietnam is still conceived by "newspersons without boundaries" a nation where freedom of speech on the net has been silenced.

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