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Report: Spyware used to dox Vietnam Airlines is lurking in other Vietnamese institutions

Spyware that was recently found to have infiltrated Vietnam Airlines as well as two airport information systems has also embedded itself in the website operations of various Vietnamese institutions, warned cybersecurity firm Bkav, according to the Vietnam News Agency.

Disguised as anti-virus software, the malware collects passwords and enables remote control of compromised computers. Infected parties include government agencies, corporations, banks, research facilities and universities, the report continued.

On July 29, hackers doxxed the account information of more than 400,000 Vietnam Airlines members, while taking over flight information and loudspeaker systems at two major Vietnamese airports. The adversaries claimed to be the Chinese hacker group 1937CN Team, and may have acted due to an ongoing territorial dispute with Vietnam and the Philippines over the South China Sea.

Bradley Barth

As director of multimedia content strategy at CyberRisk Alliance, Bradley Barth develops content for online conferences, webcasts, podcasts video/multimedia projects — often serving as moderator or host. For nearly six years, he wrote and reported for SC Media as deputy editor and, before that, senior reporter. He was previously a program executive with the tech-focused PR firm Voxus. Past journalistic experience includes stints as business editor at Executive Technology, a staff writer at New York Sportscene and a freelance journalist covering travel and entertainment. In his spare time, Bradley also writes screenplays.

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