The Authority of Information Security (Ministry of Information and Communications) officially put into operation a portal to prevent and combat spam messages and spam emails at http://chongthurac.vn this week.
Fake messages can spread rapidly on social networks, becoming dangerous tools that harm individuals and businesses.
Many Internet users in Vietnam, especially young people, students and children are negatively affected by unhealthy information and images that are freely distributed in cyberspace.
Minh Hoang, a businessman in Hanoi, is tired of spam calls and messages that come both day and night.
As the compiler of Decree 91 on fighting spam SMS, calls and messages, an official with the Authority for Information Security, Dang Huy Hoang, said he was happy that he could contribute to reducing ‘garbage’ in digital space.
Local telecom providers have blocked and retrieved 21 million pre-activated SIM cards in three months, according to the Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC).
The messages, sent frequently at day and night, contain sensitive content and links with unclear origin.
The Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) has said it plans to deal with telecom waste and continue large-scale inspections of junk SIM cards.