The hacktivist group Anonymous has claimed that a group of five young Vietnamese hacked its web chat on Wednesday evening.
Some Anonymous Twitter accounts publicized the identities of the five Vietnamese hackers, aged 18-23, who are alleged members of a group called New Kings.
They said the Vietnamese group broke down the web chat of Anonymous on Wednesday evening. The hackers seemed to be inexperienced and unaware of their action’s consequences, they said.
They said they tracked down a website of the group, which posed as that of the so-called Islamic State and challenged Anonymous.
In the wake of the Paris attacks, Anonymous earlier this week launched what it called Operation Paris, with the aim of tracking down members of the terrorist group.
In Vietnam, several Facebook pages posing as IS after the Paris attack have been detected.
On Wednesday, Minister of Public Affairs Tran Dai Quang ordered authorities to strictly punish those who posted entries on social media to incite terrorist acts, extreme thoughts, or insult Islam.
He called on the police to take measures to tighten information control and cooperate with international organizations to exchange information related to terrorism.