Kathmandu, April 8
Hackers managed to access the database of Vianet and steal the details of more than 160,000 current and former users today.
Binay Bohra, managing director of Vianet, confirmed the hack and said that users’ information, including user names, addresses, phone numbers and e-mail IDs have been exposed.
“We have informed the Central Investigation Bureau of Nepal Police about the incident and will know more after further investigation,” he said.
According to Nepal Telecommunications Authority, Vianet had 92,494 active users as of mid-December. Popular for providing comparatively cheaper internet packages, it is among the top three internet service providers in the country.
Assuring that the Vianet users would not face any service disr