“An experienced hacker can collect 10,000 users’ accounts a day. Each account is priced at VND3,000-5,000. This means they can earn VND1 billion a month by selling the ‘corpses’ (xác chết) of these accounts,” said Tri Duc, an IT expert who works in the US and monitors (giám sát) many Vietnamese groups of hackers.
Experts see the tricks as only ‘rudimentary traps’ (những cái bẫy thô sơ),, but tens of thousands of users fall into that trap every day.
“Not everyone is vigilant (cảnh giác, thận trọng) enough, especially those who often use dubious (không đáng tin cậy, đáng ngờ) applications. The websites with pornographic (khiêu dâm) content may have latent risks,” Duc said.
Vietnamese hackers also hijack (chiếm đoạt) international accounts for different purposes.
Facebook recently allowed Vietnamese users to connect personal accounts to create fanpages. This feature has been exploited by hackers for a long time. Hackers also prefer Indonesian accounts because of the ease and the high number of people in the country.