ArrowArtboardCreated with Sketch.Title ChevronTitle ChevronIcon FacebookIcon LinkedinIcon Mail ContactPath LayerIcon MailPositive ArrowIcon PrintIcon Twitter
Life

One of the world's most prolific hackers wants to say sorry

Ex-con returns to Vietnam after swapping black hat for white hat

Vietnam has the highest percentage of computers infected with malware of any country in the world, according to the security website Comparitech. The Vietnamese state is also believed to employ around 10,000 "cybertroops" to block or manipulate content on Facebook and YouTube. (Source photo by Reuters)

HO CHI MINH CITY -- When I first meet Ngo Minh Hieu -- the once-notorious teen hacker who rose from a quiet Vietnamese seaside town to become what U.S. authorities have described as one of the most prolific identity thieves ever to grace a federal prison -- I am reminded of Leonardo DiCaprio in the 2002 film "Catch Me If You Can."

Sponsored Content

About Sponsored Content This content was commissioned by Nikkei's Global Business Bureau.

Nikkei Asian Review, now known as Nikkei Asia, will be the voice of the Asian Century.

Celebrate our next chapter
Free access for everyone - Sep. 30

Find out more