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Hackers Break Into Tan Son Nhat Computer System

Poor Tan Son Nhat. Try as it may to get on the straight and narrow, something always seems to go awry at the country's largest airport.

This week, it was computer hacking. On Tuesday afternoon, hackers visited upon the computer system at the airport, displaying inappropriate content on the screens meant to relay flight information and advertising messages, reports Tuoi Tre.

An airport management official confirmed the incident had taken place but refused to provide additional details on the duration of the hack, only noting that it did not affect airport operations and the incident had been reported to both IT experts and the police.

“Competent agencies are investigating the security breach, thus no further information can be revealed,” the airport manager told Tuoi Tre.

While we're concerned about the hack attack and its effect on flight safety, mostly we just want to know what appeared on the computer screens, as an unnamed Tuoi Tre source made it sound pretty scandalous.

“It lasted just a few minutes,” the source told the news outlet. “All the information screens were displaying bad contents similar to those on the internet before the entire system of monitors was blacked out.”

Bad contents similar to those on the internet? Oh, so many possibilities...

[Photo via CrimsonDiabolics]


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