Former well-known hacker to publish autobiography
Ngo Minh Hieu, or Hieupc, who once operated a massive international hacking and identity theft scheme, has revealed that he will publish a book about his life, especially the time in jail in the US.
Ngo Minh Hieu, or Hieupc
Hieu told VietNamNet that he is going to publish a book about his life from the time he was a hacker to the days of serving his punishment in the US and afterwards.
“Every time when investigating cybercrimes, I see my old self in them. That time of being a hacker is useful to my current job,” he said.
“There will be a lot of things to be shared publicly in my book. I will show my views, misunderstandings and answers to questions,” he said.
The book will be published in Vietnamese, and is expected to be released by early 2022.
Hieu, born in 1989 in Gia Lai, was well known as a hacker behind one of the largest user identity selling systems that has ever existed.
Superget[.]info, the website created by the hacker, sold the personal information of 200 million American people. Hieu became well known as one of hackers causing the biggest ever financial losses.
After his punishment, Hieupc returned to Vietnam to start life afresh and became a cyber security expert. He regularly participates in community projects to help heighten awareness about cybersecurity.
Hieu several days ago established a legal entity to fight against scams, called Chong Lua Dao Social Enterprise Company Ltd. This is the next step within the framework of Chong Lua Dao (anti-scam), a not-for-profit project developed by Hieu and co-workers in December 2020.
The product of the project is ChongLuaDao, a tool provided as an app and add-on on popular browsers such as Chrome, CocCoc, Brave and Kiwi Browser. It has the function of warning users of the security level of websites and social network accounts.
ChongLuaDao developed by Hieu’s project has 37,000 users on Chrome and 2,000 users on other browsers. The app has attracted 3,000 users on Android.
The company is also running Bot Messenger which helps users check the safety or maliciousness of websites by chatting on the Facebook messaging platform. To date, 4,300 websites have been added to the company’s blacklist.
According to Hieu, every member of the company has his own job, but they gather at ChongLuaDao because they want to help protect the community. The founders of the company want to develop and upgrade ChongLuaDao app on Android and iOS for easier use.
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