Personal information of millions of Vietnamese offered for sale
09:11 06/01/2012
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The Communication Security Agency is working on the first-ever case in Vietnam, in which three people are accused of illegally trading personal information.

Personal information of millions of Vietnamese offered for sale

Information of employees of many companies is offered for sale on the Internet.Three men in HCM City, including Duong Hong Le, Le Minh Trung and Hua Van Tuan, are accused of illegally collecting phone numbers and personal information of millions of people who are clients at securities and real estate trading companies--to sale, earning tens of thousands of USD.

Police recently found out that these men offered for sale personal information of millions of people on the Internet.

These people said that they used to work at many securities and real estate companies so they had information about many clients. After leaving these firms, they exchanged data and offered for sale the information on the net.

Their customers are insurance, financial and advertising firms. These people earned millions of VND from selling the information.

At the time police detected the case, these people had personal information of millions of people.

The three men said that they did not know that collecting personal information of others for sales is illegal.

Police said that this is the first time they deal with such a case. As the three people sincerely declared information and their act did not cause serious consequence, they would be fined only.

Police are investigating many websites that perform similar act.

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Source Vietnamnet

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