Chinese Hacktivists Attack Vietnamese Airports


July 30, 2016

A group of Chinese hacktivists named China 1937CN Team have delayed operations at 21 Vietnamese airports and defaced the website of state-owned Vietnam Airlines.

The cyber-attacks started on Friday afternoon, on July 29, and were initially detected at the Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi and Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City.

Hackers breached the airport’s sound and video systems to broadcast and display offensive messages towards Vietnam and the Philippines, along with politically incorrect information about the East Vietnam Sea, claiming to be a territory under China’s rule.

The broadcasted audio message was in English, and a copy is available via the Vietnamese media.

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