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Saturday, June 12, 2010

3 Vietnamese blogs hacked - February 2010


DATE:
2010-02

AFFECTED COUNTRIES:
Vietnam

AFFECTED SITES:
blogosin.org, danchimviet.com, minhbien.org

EFFECT OF ATTACKS:
Hacked and crashed

SOURCE COUNTRY:
Vietnam

ALLEGED ATTACKERS:
Vietnamese government

TYPE OF ATTACK:
Hack

ATTACK SPECIFICS:
n/a

EVENT DESCRIPTION:
"Tran Khai Thanh Thuy, a writer and member of the editorial board of To Quoc, is sentenced to three and a half years in prison. The day of her trial, three popular blogs - Blog Osin (blogosin.org), Đan Chim Viet (danchimviet.com), and Minh Bien (www.minhbien.org) - crash after being hacked. In addition, the email accounts of Pham Thi Hoai, editor in chief of Talawas blog, and a blogger-journalist, Huy Duc (Osin), are hacked." (1)

URLS:
1. http://www.hrw.org/en/news/2010/05/26/vietnam-stop-cyber-attacks-against-online-critics


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