Arrest of a High Profile Hacker

Nguyen Quang Huy

Nguyen Quang Huy, 22, connected his home computer to the server of the IT solution firm Peacesoft and then hacked into the e-market www.chodientu.com on September 22, according to the Security Network Center BKIS and the investigating authorities from C15 (a unit of public security focusing on criminal investigations).

The 22-year-old hacker changed access codes for dozens of domain names of companies using Peacesoft as a server, including www.chodientu.com , www.chodientu.net , www.chodientu.com.vn and www.chodientu.vn, in an apparent take over attempt.

Therefore, when visitors tried to access the affected web addresses, they were routed into a website containing a vilifying article about the director of Peacesoft.

Though Peacesoft was swift in dealing with the aftermath of the hack, the damage has already been done. The firm’s operations have been significantly compromised.

Huy tried to convince investigators that someone from within the Peacesoft Corporation had hacked into the website internally from Peacesoft’s server, BKIS explained.

However, BKIS and C15 uncovered enough clues in Huy’s computer to rebuild the invasion. The investigating authorities also added that they were able to retrieve enough undeniable evidence to prove the hacker’s guilt. 

“This is the highest profile hack in Viet Nam. To date, the culprit is one of the most skillful hackers to be arrested.” Nguyen Tu Quang, chief of BKIS said , “I believe the investigation’s result will restore the Web firms’ confidence.”

The hacker was arrested by the anti-hi-tech-criminal unit (under C15) on November 8.

Source TuoiTre – Translated by Hoang Uy

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