Monday, March 23, 2015

Viet Hong Spyware Brains Head to Court

Hanoi prosecutors said they will take seven people of a technology firm to court for developing and selling a mobile application that allowed users to spy on more than 14,000 phones from 2013 to 2014.

Viet Hong Technology Company’s Deputy Director Nguyen Viet Hung and six employees will stand trial on charges of “illegally using information gained from computer, internet and telecommunication networks.”

The crime is punishable by a jail term of up seven years and an additional fine of up to VND200 million (US$9,300).

According to the case file, Hung, 41, hired Le Thanh Lam to write the spying app called “Ptracker”. more