“WASHINGTON – Political bloggers in Vietnam are being victimized by cyberattacks designed to block their websites, a sign of the widening use of targeted hacking to stifle government dissent worldwide, according to a new analysis by U.S. computer experts.

More than 15,000 infected computers are involved in the attack on just a handful of websites, and a “group of young people of Vietnam” has claimed responsibility for hacking into several of the websites previously and are suspected in the current attack. The attack coincides with a police crackdown in Vietnam on bloggers critical of the government.”

From The Canadian Press