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Chinese Group Hacks Into Vietnam Airports’ Systems

Impacting Travel | Amy Coyne Bredeson | July 30, 2016

Chinese Group Hacks Into Vietnam Airports’ Systems

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A Chinese group called 1937CN hacked into flight information screens and sound systems inside the two largest airports in Vietnam on Friday, the Washington Times reported. 

The Chinese hacking group did not cause any serious problems with security or air traffic control at Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi or at Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City, Vice Minister of Transport Nguyen Nhat said, according to the Times.

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The cyberattack caused flight information screens to display offensive messages toward Vietnam and the Philippines, as well as misleading information about the East Vietnam Sea, Tuoi Tre News reported. 

Computer systems at Da Nang International Airport also were attacked, Tuoi Tre said.

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The hackers also got into Vietnam Airlines’ website, which sent Internet users to a malicious website, the airline said in a statement. During this cyberattack, the names of some frequent flyers were made public.

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