Last week, both Google and McAfee blogged about a botnet being used to launch DDoS attacks against blogs containing messages of political dissent. The botnet also sought to squelch opposition to bauxite mining efforts in Vietnam. Google's Neel Mehta said the botnet was affection vietnamese computer users around the world and that the malware had infected the computers of potentially tens of thousands of users who downloaded it via Vietnamese keyboard language software and other legitimate but altered software. McAfee's CTO, George Kurtz, said (opens in new tab) that the company believed the perpetrators may have some allegiance to the government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.
CNet reports that the Vietnamese government has branded the comments as "groundless," in a statement on its Website.
"Such comments are groundless. We have on many occasions clearly expounded our view on issues relating to access to and use of information and information technology, including the Internet. Vietnam law puts in place specific regulations against computer virus and malware as well as on information security and confidentiality."
A communist Govt. stomping out dissenting voices, then lying about it?
a lot of affection, indeed...
C'mon, Jane, U can do better than that.
You better believe they do! They are building a $1billion Intel chipset manufacturing facility there. Asus, Gigabyte, Foxconn, etc is there. Every corners of their cities has internet cafe. If you haven't noticed, when Toms showed the preview of the Dell Mini 5 video and some other new gadgets, the video were from Vietnam. I believe it was tinhte.com, it's the Vietnamese version of Toms!
In our ICBMs I trust.