Website of Vietnam's top Internet security firm hacked

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The website of Vietnam's leading internet security firm, the Hanoi-based Bach Khoa Internetwork Security Company, has been attacked by hackers, Vietnam News Agency (VNA) quoted its representative as saying Monday.

Nguyen Minh Duc, director of the company's Internet Security Department, said in the report that they have restored the security system and that since doing so, customers have basically been able to access the website www.bkav.com.vn.

According to Duc, the website suffered symptoms associated with an attack known as "distributed denial-of-service" (DDoS).

As of February 4, the company's website became unstable and was sometimes impossible to access at all, VNA said.

Duc was quoted as saying that on February 3, another of the company's websites, http://webscan.bkav.com.vn, which provides website scanning services, was also hacked.

Bach Khoa is cooperating with local agencies to track down those responsible for the February 3 attack, he said.

The company also suffered from a DDoS attack in October 2008, VNA reported.

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