HA NOI -- Twelfth grader Bui Minh Tri, who broke into secured domestic
computer networks of organisations should be punished to full extent of
the law, investigators said, after finishing their probe into the case
The Ministry of Public Securitys Economic Criminal Investigation Agency
in co-ordination with their colleagues in Vinh Long, Tris home province,
found that the youngster hacked into the Ministry of Education and
Training (MoET)s website in November of 2006.
Police reported that Tri intentionally ran riot through web sites,
destroyed data and installed a virus in the host computer of the MoETs
The investigators said they used information recovered from the
Internet, the centres host computer and from recovered data from the
hard drive of Tris home computer to track down the teenager.
Tri had used the web name Guanya to attack the site through a worm hole
in their software, once inside he then illegally accessed the database
of the host computer to deface the site. Upon leaving he installed
software that would allow him to gain entry into the central computer
when he wished.
Investigative police went on to say that, Tri caused damage to other
sites including www.vnmedia.vn and www.hssv.vnn.vn. Police were
concerned that local newspapers had praised Tri for providing a public
service by showcasing how lax security was on computer networks.
On Thursday, Minister of Education and Training Nguyen Thien Nhan,
visited the Nguyen Binh Khiem Gifted Senior Secondary School where Tri
is a student.
Nhan asked the school and the boys family to help him recognise his
faults and to discourage the gifted child from making poor choices in
Tri who had already confessed to the crimes, violated the Prime
Ministers Decree 55/CP on Internet management and use. He will be fined
VND10 million by the provincial Post and Telecommunication Department
earlier this month. -- VNS
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