ASEAN’s next cyber army forms in Laos

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Monk laos computerThe small landlocked ASEAN country of Laos, not known for massive involvement in global cyber espionage or even for sophisticated Internet networks, has set up a training course for IT engineers to fight cyber crime, mirroring similar moves in other ASEAN nations.

The Lao Ministry of Post and Telecommunication’s National Internet Center has launched the Lao Computer Emergency Response Team (LaoCERT), the country’s first body dedicated to fighting cyber crime. Training kicked off on July 1 and will continue until October 11, the Vientiane Times reported.

Cyber crime experts in Laos are deemed necessary as the country is working on integrating its national information systems with those in other countries in the region and globally, the ministry said.

LaoCERT will focus on several problems related to cyber crimes which include hacking, virus spreading, information disturbing, web-server damage and network attacks.

The ministry noted that in latest incidents, the Lao Football Federation’s website was hacked by an unknown internet user, and the federation had no way of tracing who or where the hacker was. A restaurant owner in Vientiane also faced the same problem, it added.

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The small landlocked ASEAN country of Laos, not known for massive involvement in global cyber espionage or even for sophisticated Internet networks, has set up a training course for IT engineers to fight cyber crime, mirroring similar moves in other ASEAN nations.

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Monk laos computerThe small landlocked ASEAN country of Laos, not known for massive involvement in global cyber espionage or even for sophisticated Internet networks, has set up a training course for IT engineers to fight cyber crime, mirroring similar moves in other ASEAN nations.

The Lao Ministry of Post and Telecommunication’s National Internet Center has launched the Lao Computer Emergency Response Team (LaoCERT), the country’s first body dedicated to fighting cyber crime. Training kicked off on July 1 and will continue until October 11, the Vientiane Times reported.

Cyber crime experts in Laos are deemed necessary as the country is working on integrating its national information systems with those in other countries in the region and globally, the ministry said.

LaoCERT will focus on several problems related to cyber crimes which include hacking, virus spreading, information disturbing, web-server damage and network attacks.

The ministry noted that in latest incidents, the Lao Football Federation’s website was hacked by an unknown internet user, and the federation had no way of tracing who or where the hacker was. A restaurant owner in Vientiane also faced the same problem, it added.

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