[ISN] Vietnam hacker to face the long arm of the law

From: InfoSec News (isn@private)
Date: Thu May 04 2006 - 01:15:03 PDT


Translated by Thanh Tuan
May 4, 2006 

The Ministry of Public Security decided Wednesday to go ahead with the 
prosecution of hacker Nguyen Thanh Cong for alleged links with a gang 
forging fake ATM cards.  

The initial investigation reported that Cong had misappropriated 
hundreds of millions dong (US$1 is equal to around VND15,950) from ATM 
machines, although his exact role in the ring has yet to be 

Cong, aka with moniker "DantruongX" from "Be Yeu (Lovely babe)'s 
hacker group, was arrested last week for waging a month of Denial of 
Service (DoS) attacks on a commercial website, causing devastating 
loss to its owner, Viet Co Ltd.

Viet Co normally has 40 technicians to keep the website up, and nearly 
went broke paying them during the idle month it was under the DoS 
attacks initiated by Cong, according to local media.

A denial of service attack is an attack on a computer system or 
network that causes a loss of service to users, typically by 
overloading the victimized system, rendering website access 

Cong's arrest came as little surprise to those in the IT community 
given the devastating loses to Viet Co, and is currently out on bail.


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