Vietnamese internet users being spied on says Google | Asia Pacific

Vietnamese internet users being spied on says Google

Vietnamese internet users being spied on says Google

Updated 6 January 2012, 10:10 AEDT

Internet giant Google claims tens of thousands of Vietnamese web users are being spied on.

It says the cyber attacks appear to be targetting opponents of bauxite mining in Vietnam. Vietnamese political blogs have also reportedly been hacked into. The leading web security firm McAfee says the perpetrators of the Vietnamese attacks may have political motivations and allegiance to the Vietnamese government. The incidents follow cyber attacks in China against Google, that the US-based firm said was a bid to hack into the email accounts of Chinese human rights activists., tells Sen Lam of Radio Australia's Connect Asia program

Presenter: Sen Lam

Speaker: Michael Sentonas, chief technology officer for McAfee's Asia Pacific Office

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