On May 18, the Ministry of Public Security said that the Department of Cyber Security and High-Tech Crime Prevention has just dismantled a large-scale illegal collection, appropriation, and trading in data so far in Vietnam. Vietnam.
After screening 15 related subjects, the Office of the Investigation Police Agency of the Ministry of Public Security prosecuted Du Anh Quy (33 years old, in Dong Anh district, Hanoi) and his wife Lai Thi Phuong (29 years old, director of the company). VNIT Tech) on the crime of illegally giving or using information on computer networks and telecommunications networks.
Through the initial investigation, the defendants illegally collected, appropriated, bought, sold and used nearly 1,300 GB of data containing billions of information about individuals and organizations nationwide.
“Personal information bought and sold belongs to electricity customers, parents, students, bank customers (including the largest banks in Vietnam), personnel of State agencies, insurance, households, etc. export.
Notably, the traded information also includes telecommunications data, phone subscribers, electronics customers, financial investors, securities, customers in the spa, dental, fashion, and beauty industries. Salons”, an investigation agency official said.
According to the Cybersecurity Department, these data were collected by the defendants from many sources and by different methods. The subjects also took advantage of the information system administration rights at some agencies and enterprises to extract data.
In particular, the Cybersecurity Department also discovered that many individuals and businesses bought data in large quantities from the accused for illegal use to gain illicit profits.
In addition, some agencies, organizations and businesses also show signs of irresponsibility and loose management of personal information and data about customers under their management. Some businesses illegally exploit and use customer data to provide it to 3rd parties to gain illicit profits.
Currently, the Office of the Investigation Police Agency of the Ministry of Public Security and the Cybersecurity Department are investigating and expanding the case.
Earlier, on the morning of May 17, Lieutenant General To An Xo, Chief of the Office of the Ministry of Public Security, said that the Cyber Security Department and related units had also checked and verified the information of thousands of ID cards believed to be of Vietnamese citizens for sale online.
According to General Xo, the images that have been circulated show that the samples for sale are old ID cards, not new chip ID cards.
“It is necessary to check, verify and clarify where thousands of ID cards were exposed to handle”, on Zingnew.vn Quoting General Xo as saying and saying that for identification documents, many places can ask people to provide them, such as banks, airlines or some business fields that also require ID cards.