BKIS Plans to Sue VNCERT for Defamation
Vietnam’s leading IT firm has threatened to sue a computer security team for damaging the firm’s reputation with a series of complaints about its intervention in cyber attacks that hit the US and Korea this month.
The Vietnam Computer Emergency Response Team (VNCERT) said in a letter that Hanoi-based Bach Khoa Internetwork Security, known as BKIS, had “violated international law” by investigating the cyber attacks and isolating the master server without the consent of parties involved, including VNCERT, which had received a help request from the South Korean side.
Nguyen Tu Quang, general director of BKIS, said “VNCERT’s letter has caused misunderstandings and severely damaged the reputation of BKIS.”
Quang said BKIS, which operates at the Hanoi University of Technology, is consulting a law firm, adding that it was “highly likely” that a lawsuit would be filed against VNCERT. He did not identify the law firm.
He added that content from VNCERT’s letter had been posted on the Internet.