VietNamNet Bridge - As the laws set light sanctions on violators, e-commerce websites and sellers would rather pay fines than obey the law. Several days ago, Lazada.vn, a well known e-commerce website in Vietnam, was discovered selling equipment to assemble antipersonnel guns. Lazada is not the only website that displays prohibited products. Other sites even offer to sell bows and arrows, gun accessories (such as rifles and pistol holsters), toys that affect children's psychology and personality, and sex products. How to punish Lazada? Lazada is not the only website that displays prohibited products. Other sites even offer to sell bows and arrows, gun accessories (such as rifles and pistol holsters), toys that affect children's psychology and personality, and sex products. Dang Hoang Hai, director of the E-commerce and Digital Economy Agency on February 18 told Nguoi Lao Dong’s reporters that the agency was coordinating with the police to find out if the displayed … [Read more...] about E-commerce websites continue to violate laws, operate like flea markets
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Vaibhav Saxena The Cybersecurity Department of the Ministry of Public Security (MPS) reported that 35 of the total 2,769 websites/web portals placed under the control of state authorities have been attacked, had their contents modified, and control seized during the first six months of 2018. Accordingly, the Vietnamese government has promulgated the Law on Cybersecurity for the protection of national security and public order in the cyberspace to fill a gaping hole in the country’s legal framework, covering cyberattacks and the security of citizens’ online data. Implementation of the law This law strictly prohibits conduct that uses IT and electronic media as a means to breach the laws on national security, social order, and public safety, as well as other illegal acts comprising of cyberattacks, cybercrime, and crimes committed using an online platform, for example distorting historical information, insulting/defaming national heroes, public figures, and religions or … [Read more...] about Hefty changes wrought by new Law on Cybersecurity
Those convicted of crimes like treason, espionage or terrorism will not be granted clemency, according to the draft amended Law on Amnesty.— VNA/VNS Photo Doãn Tấn HÀ NỘI — Those convicted of crimes like treason, espionage or terrorism will not be granted clemency, according to the draft amended Law on Amnesty. The National Assembly (NA) spent the whole Wednesday morning discussing amendments to the amnesty law which first went into effect a decade ago. Regarding Article 12 which regulates crimes that are not subject to pardon, several NA deputies insisted to keep clemency off limits to anyone who was once pardoned before or had two criminal offences or more. The NA’s Standing Committee’s which also deemed the conditions appropriate and were able to show the strictness of justice. The article in question also adds more crimes to the no-no list, all of which are felony offences. Accordingly, they include those found guilty of … [Read more...] about NA weighs in on conditions for Presidential pardon
Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — As reliance on information technology becomes ever more pervasive in society, cybercrime has grown rapidly both in quantity and sophistication in Việt Nam, experts said. The Ministry of Public Security has recently worked with police departments in 52 provinces and cities to dismantle cases of fraud through the use of the internet, telecommunications and banking system to illegally appropriate others’ property. The trick the criminals deployed was looking for the accounts of bank customers who did not subscribe to internet banking services. The criminals broke into the banks’ websites and then tried to find ways to access the accounts and subscribe to internet banking services. Then, pretending to be bank employees, the criminals called the account holders asking for an OTP (one-time password) to disburse a loan. If the customer provided the password, the criminals could log into the account and appropriate the money by … [Read more...] about Sophisticated cyber crime on the rise in Việt Nam
Around $450 million was spent on Sochi's Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi AFP/Mladen ANTONOV ONE MILLION EXPECTED There won't be an "Oranje" army in Russia, because the Dutch failed to qualify, but there will still be the clapping Icelanders, the chanting English and the distinctive personalities of the supporters of the other 29 visiting countries. The differing languages, songs, flags and fan cultures of the world will energise the streets of Russia's host cities until the middle of July. The figure of one million seems to have been reached by a surprisingly unscientific manner. FIFA has deducted the number of tickets sold to Russians, 872,578, from the two million it says have been sold in total. The biggest demand, outside the host nation, has come from the United States, whose team failed to qualify, with 86,710 sold. Then comes Brazil (71,787), Colombia (64,231) and Germany (60,457). The English are not even in the top ten. Russia's objective, organising committee chief Alexei … [Read more...] about What sort of welcome will World Cup visitors get in Russia?