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Cybercrime in Vietnam: An Analysis based on Routine Activity Theory

Trong Van Nguyen

Principally driven by a phenomenal increase in Internet users, Vietnam, amongst all the countries in Southeast Asia, leads with its gross merchandise value share in the GDP. However, Vietnam is regarded as not only a cybercrime center, but is also among countries hardest hit by targeted attacks. This study explores the context of cybercrime in Vietnam through published and unpublished reports of certain organizations. Subsequently, by adopting the Routine Activity Theory (RAT) based on three core factors, the study will examine the causation of cybercrime originating from Vietnam’s social situation and will conclude by highlighting the significance of this theory in cyberspace.

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