Two young teenagers have been found responsible for the hacking of the websites of multiple airports in southern Vietnam, including Tan Son Nhat in Ho Chi Minh City, earlier this week.
The Department of Cyber Police under the Ministry of Public Security affirmed on Saturday that they had identified the culprits behind the cyber attacks on Rach Gia Airport in Kien Giang Province and Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City.
Investigation showed that L.C.K.D., 15, residing in Tan Binh District, Ho Chi Minh City, had exploited security holes to breach the official website of Tan Son Nhat on Wednesday.
No information, however, had been stolen or erased from the data system, according to the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam.
Meanwhile, P.H.H., 15, from the southern province of Dong Nai, was behind the hacking of the website of Rack Gia Airport on Thursday.
English words and images uploaded by H. were displayed on rachgiaairport.vn.
He was also responsible for compromising the websites of other airdromes in the central city of Da Nang, Phu Quoc Island off Kien Giang Province, and the south-central city of Tuy Hoa between March 8 and 10.
D. and H. had admitted their wrongdoings, claiming that they just wanted to show off and impress their fellow hackers.
Despite the serious violations, the two suspects were only given administrative penalties as they are juveniles.
They promised not to repeat the offense, police said.
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