A week after Google and McAfee went public with allegations of a far-reaching malware campaign targeting Vietnamese activists, the government has spoken out on the issue, calling the charges “groundless.”
The comments come amid Google’s standoff with the Chinese government, which has spoken out in rebuttal to a fresh report describing a widespread Internet criminal syndicate operating in that country.
Datamation takes a look at the Vietnamese government’s response to Google’s allegations, and has the latest on the China situation.
A Vietnamese official has shot back at the claims by Google and McAfee of a widespread malware attack targeting dissidents protesting mining operations in that country.
Nguyen Phuong Nga, a spokeswoman for the Vietnamese Foreign Ministry, offered a firm denial in response to media inquiries about the malware incident.
“Such comments are groundless,” she said in a statement. “We have on many occasions clearly expounded our view on issues relating to access to and use of information and information technology, including the Internet.”