Shaky internet connections in Vietnam as new undersea cable breaks International

By VnExpress  &nbspJune 21, 2017 | 02:57 pm GMT+7 The Asia Pacific Gateway was expected to be more reliable than the notorious Asia-America network. Internet users in Vietnam started to experience slow speed on Wednesday after a major undersea cable snapped, only months after it was put into use. A source from a […]

Facebook users face $2,200 fine for posting ‘harmful’ content in Vietnam International

Vietnam’s communications ministry has proposed fines of up to VND50 million ($2,200) for those using social media to spread distorted information or to expose other people’s secrets. Le Quang Tu Do, a senior broadcasting official at the Ministry of Information and Communications, told Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper that the proposal has been made following the rapid […]

Vietnam steps up child protection with new internet law International

A new government decision is seeking to provide stronger child protection on the internet by requiring users to obtain permission from children or their parents to share their personal information and images. The new regulation, which will take effect on July 1, requires all internet users to gain permission from children, or their parents/guardians if […]

In Vietnam and across Asia, hard lessons for ransomware victims International

The WannaCry ransomware worm that hobbled big institutions and businesses at the weekend, including FedEx and Britain’s National Health Service, also indiscriminately caught many smaller victims across Asia, from hoteliers to students. When MediaOnline, a firm that operates digital displays in Singapore shopping malls, noticed its displays were showing the ransomware’s pop-up window on Saturday, […]

Vietnamese experts warn of cyber threats after NSA hacking ‘toolkit’ published International

By VnExpress  &nbspApril 30, 2017 | 09:47 pm GMT+7 The leaked set of NSA hacking tools can be used against most Windows operating systems, they say. The Vietnam Computer Emergency Response Team (VNCERT) has issued a warning following the online publication of a hacking ‘”toolkit” by a group known as the Shadow Brokers on April […]