Phan Ngoc Quan, an IT officer at the Tra Vinh Province Department of Information and Communications may be ousted from the Communist Party for hacking and posting porn on local government websites.
The Tra Vinh Portal website, which was hacked by Phan Ngoc Quan Photo: VnExpress
The Department’s Party Committee has proposed expulsion for Quan after an investigation of the Ministry of Public Security showed that Quan had broken into many websites listed on the Tra Vinh Portal at www.travinh.gov.vn.
The deparment said the proposal was sent to the provincial Party’s Committee yesterday for approval.
After the provincial Party’s Committee announced its decision, the department said it would also impose an administrative punishment on Quan.
Among the websites hacked by Quan were those of the Interior Department, the Science and Technology Department, the Business Association, the Office of the provincial People’s Committee, and the Finance Department.
Quan made changes to these websites’ contents and added pornographic information and images on some of them.
All of the hacked websites have been recovered and the editorial board of the Tra Vinh Portal has set up new regulations for agencies whose websites are operating on the Portal.
Quang admitted he had hacked the websites but was yet to reveal his motive.
The police are still investigating, suspecting that Quan had accomplices.