VietNamNet Bridge – At least 345 Vietnamese government and business websites were hacked during October, according to recent statistics provided by the Ha Noi-based Bach Khoa Internet Security Corporation (BKav). Only nine cases were conducted by domestic hackers, the rest came from abroad. Also in October, BKav said more than 3,500 new types of computer viruses appeared in Viet Nam, infecting an estimated of 4.4 million computers, most notable was W32.Sality.PE. Two popular websites, diadiem.com and vozforums.com, recovered their domain names on Monday after losing them to hackers at the end of last month. VietNamNet/Viet Nam News … [Read more...] about More than 300 Vietnamese websites hacked in October
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VietNamNet Bridge – Four of the five best-known retail websites in Vietnam belong to Vietnamese owners. Vietnam is the only market in the region where domestic retail websites overwhelm foreign ones, according to comScore, a market survey firm. Vatgia.com, Lazada.vn, 5giay.vn, enbac.com and Thegioididong.com are the websites which have the highest numbers of visitors in Vietnam. Of these, Lazada.vn is the only foreign run website. Vatgia.com is believed to be the most popular in Vietnam, accounting for 50 percent of the total unique visitors of all the five leading websites. On Vatgia.com, which was established in 2007, there are 24,000 shops displaying their products. The website attracts 1.2 million visitors everyday and has the trading value of VND4 trillion per annum. Vatgia.com obtained the impressive growth rate of 30 percent in 2012-2013, but the manager of the website believes that the growth rate could be even higher. He has every reason to set a high target for … [Read more...] about Vietnamese prefer doing shopping on Vietnamese websites
Born in a close-knit Chinese-Vietnamese family with nearly 20 members as I was, I have been taught a lot about Lunar New Year customs prevalent in both cultures since I was young. One of the most common pieces of advice I was given was to avoid being the first guest to a house on Lunar New Year Day unless explicitly invited. Whether the guest's zodiac sign is compatible with the host's will decide how well the family will do in the new year. I grew up remaining at home with my cousins while my grandmother, mother and aunts would visit a pagoda right after the New Year dawns. But, on their return, only those who with a compatible zodiac sign could enter the house first. I remember once when we were so excited about the New Year that we accidentally got out of the house to gather with our neighbors. Later, when we realized the mistake, none of us dared return to the house until the "chosen" member made their entry. That is to say I followed the advice every Tet without question. So it … [Read more...] about How important is Vietnamese ‘xông nhà’ custom during Tet?
(VOVworld) – Despite negative impacts of the global and domestic economy last year and China’s illegal placement of its oil rig Haiyang 981 in Vietnam’s exclusive economic zone and continental shelf, Vietnam’s tourism sector achieved stable growth by expanding key markets and stimulating domestic demand. 2014 was also a successful year for Vietnam’s hospitality industry. The sector’s most impressive success last year was that Vietnam’s image was upgraded internationally, with Vietnamese tourist spots selected by a number of prestigious travel organizations as top travel destinations. Ha Long Bay was listed in the top 15 spectacular destinations in the world by the popular entertainment website, BuzzFeed. Hanoi was chosen by TripAdvisor, the world's largest tourism website, as one of the most attractive tourism destinations in the world. Vietnam was ranked sixth among the 20 best destinations for safety and hospitality by Travel and Leisure … [Read more...] about Vietnamese tourism in 2014: promotional activities strengthened
A work of late Vietnamese painter Nguyen Phan Chanh was sold last month for HK$3.03 million (US$390,000) in Hong Kong by Christie’s International, one of the world’s largest fine-art auction houses. A work of late Vietnamese painter Nguyen Phan Chanh was sold last month for HK$3.03 million (US$390,000) in Hong Kong by Christie’s International, one of the world’s largest fine-art auction houses. The painting, titled La Marchand de Riz (The Rice Seller) was bought by Pascal de Sarth, a French art collector living Hong Kong. It has established a record for a Vietnamese painting. Previously, a drawing of late artist Le Pho was sold at around US$373,000 at an auction in Hong Kong last April. “La marchande de riz illustrates perfectly the talent of a painter at his best, painting the simple but evocative subjects of commoners engaged in small trades or other equally timeless moments in Vietnamese life,” Christie introduced the work and its author. … [Read more...] about Vietnamese painting sold for a record US$390,000