On May 13, an account named Ox1337xO made many Vietnamese bewildered when selling a 17GB data package of thousands of network users for about $9,000.
According to this account’s share, the data includes two-sided photos of citizenship, citizen identification, authentic selfies, addresses, phone numbers and emails of thousands of people.
Regarding the above information, on the morning of May 18, the social network spread a photo of an interesting article by Mr. Nguyen Tu Quang, CEO of Bkav. In this article, Mr. Quang said that Bkav’s cybersecurity experts confirmed that the information for sale was “data of the virtual currency Pi application, not related to the country’s population data”.
Quang’s move immediately caused controversy and protests from the Pi mining community in Vietnam. Many individuals believe that the CEO of BKAV has made an unfounded and unverified statement.
Many people involved in “digging” Pi claim that this information is incorrect, because Vietnamese users cannot authenticate information on Pi Network using ID card or CCCD.
However, in the latest post on the personal page of CEO Bkav, there is no mention of the Pi application. Bkav’s media representative did not comment on this application, asserting that this is an article that has been published and exists since morning.