Vietnam constitutes special action group against rising cyber crime
 Source : News Bharati English  Date : 22-Mar-2017

Hanoi, March 22: Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has setup a National steering Committee to cater the rising incidents related to cyber-crimes.

Nguyen Xuan Phuc has recently signed a decision stating that the new committee would be allowed to direct ministries of information and communication, public security, national defence and relevant agencies to co-operate to solve incidents of cyber-attacks immediately.

PM notes that the standing body was tasked to the Information Ministry of the committee and will decide plans to direct other authorities including public securities, national defense and relevant agencies to solve the incidents immediately. The decision was issued to fill the space for a national-level steering agency to co-ordinate rescue activities in case of a cyber-attack.

Earlier in March, websites of several airports in various provinces of Vietnam were hacked, causing people unable to enter these websites to get information.

Similar situations happened in last July, when hackers managed to display pictures and words insulting Vietnam and the Philippines, regarding the East Sea (South China Sea) dispute, on the information screens in the check-in areas.

The official website of Vietnam Airlines was also hacked and replaced by the same pictures.