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Hackers behind attacks on airport websites identified

Update: March, 14/2017 - 09:00
Two teenagers were the hackers behind recent attacks on the websites of several domestic airports, the Ministry of Public Security said yesterday. — Photo thoibao.today

HÀ NỘI — Two teenagers were the hackers behind recent attacks on the websites of several domestic airports, the Ministry of Public Security said yesterday.

Investigators identified the suspects as L.C.K.D. born in 2002, living in HCM City, who conducted an attack targeting the website of Tân Sơn Nhất International Airport, and P.H.H., born in 2002 from the southern province of Đồng Nai, who attacked the websites of Đà Nẵng, Phú Quốc, Rạch Giá and Tuy Hòa airports.

The two interfered with the operation of the websites on March 8, 9 and 10.

The teenagers admitted that they launched the attacks to show off their skills to the hacker community. They pledged to never do it again.

Given their age and remose, the police issued administrative fines and asked their families to monitor them.

To intensify cyber security, the Department of Cyber Security under the Ministry of Public Security asked relevant agencies and companies to inspect and strengthen their cyber security systems. — VNS

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