Flight information screens at two of Vietnam’s major airports had to go dark last week, afterhackers took over and displayed insulting messages about Vietnam in relation to its territorial claims over the South China Sea, Vietnamese state media reported.
Airport authorities had to switch off the screens and sound systems at Noi Bai and Tan Son Nhat airports in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, respectively, the online outlet VnExpress said.
While airport staff scurried to secure the IT systems, Vietnam Airlines’ website was also hacked on Friday afternoon. Its content was replaced by an image listing China’s claims in the South China Sea, as well as a link to a 100 MB Excel file containing the names, dates of birth and addresses of some 400,000 Vietnam Airlines frequent flier members.
Original Source: Mashable
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