|The police apply information technology in investigation. The HCM City People's Court has judged a case of illegal using and publishing information on the internet. — Photo thethaovanhoa.vn
HCM CITY (VNS) — The HCM City People's Court today opened the trial for the case of illegally using and publishing information on the Internet and gambling.
The case concerns Van Tien Tu, 30, from HCM City's District 7 and 31 accomplices aged between 29 and 35.
Tu is the leader of the group of hackers and swindlers called Mattfeuter, which was shut down in 2013 by the Viet Nam Ministry of Public Security in co-ordination with the US Federal Bureau of Investigation.
The indictment showed that from July 12, 2010 to May 31, 2013, Tu set up and operated the Mattfeuter group to buy and sell information related to credit cards such as Visa, Master Card and Amex from the United Kingdom, France, the United States and some other countries in the world.
Tu and his 31 accomplices took more than VND61 billion (US$2.7 million) of illegal profits from their work.
They also operated several websites such as ibet8and sbo to gamble and made VND800 million ($35,500) in illegal profits.
The court is scheduled to pronounce judgement on the case this Friday. — VNS