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THE HO CHI MINH CITY RIVER FESTIVAL 2024: UNFORGETTABLE AND INSPIRING MOMENTS

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THE HO CHI MINH CITY RIVER FESTIVAL 2024: UNFORGETTABLE AND INSPIRING MOMENTS
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THE HO CHI MINH CITY RIVER FESTIVAL 2024: UNFORGETTABLE AND INSPIRING MOMENTS

2024-06-14 18:21 Last Updated At:18:45

Tourists from across the globe and thousands of Ho Chi Minh City citizens are enthusiastically joining the 10-day River Festival, celebrating the beauty of cultural heritage through innovative advancements.

HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam, June 14, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2nd Ho Chi Minh City River Festival 2024 is organized on a larger scale than before, reinforcing the city's image as a vibrant, modern riverine metropolis rich in cultural and historical identity.

The festival commences with the musical performance program "Legendary Voyage," which transforms Khanh Hoi Port into a cinematic spectacle featuring over 1,000 performers and attended by 9,000 spectators. The historical narrative unfolded with cinematic effects, utilizing modest technologies like 3D mapping and drone shows, creating an awe-inspiring and unforgettable experience.

The festival offers a vibrant tapestry of cultural activities, celebrating the essence of river life. Highlights include a recreated Mekong Delta floating market, the "Trên Bến DÆ°á»›i Thuyá»n" fruit week featuring boats brimming with flowers and fruits, soulful Southern folk songs, and captivating traditional games. Additionally, exhilarating water sports events such as the open-water swimming championship, stand-up paddleboard championship, and various river sports performances provide thrilling experiences like SUP paddling, Flyboarding, and panoramic paragliding over the Saigon River. These activities ensure a lively and immersive experience for all visitors. The culinary area on Le Loi Street (District 1) showcases 24 booths introducing various regional specialties from across Vietnam. Visitors can savor beautifully presented, delectable traditional dishes that highlight the nation's rich culinary heritage, offering a true feast for the eyes and the palate.

The festival ends in a breathtaking spectacle, showcasing 1,100 drones synchronized with laser lights, a thrilling water sports performance with 100 athletes and 100 sports vehicles (including paragliders, jet skis, jetboards, flyboards, and sailing boats), and a majestic parade of cruise boats on the Saigon River known as the "Sparkling River," illuminating the river. Iconic images of traditional Vietnamese cranes and the WE LOVE HO CHI MINH CITY symbols captivate and inspire both tourists and locals alike.

The River Festival 2024 not only leaves an indelible mark on the public but also significantly boosts tourism and unveils the vibrant, dynamic spirit of Ho Chi Minh City through every unforgettable experience.

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THE HO CHI MINH CITY RIVER FESTIVAL 2024: UNFORGETTABLE AND INSPIRING MOMENTS

THE HO CHI MINH CITY RIVER FESTIVAL 2024: UNFORGETTABLE AND INSPIRING MOMENTS

SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 22, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Infoblox Inc., a leader in cloud networking and security services, today announced a significant breakthrough in cybercrime investigation with the unmasking of a threat actor that the company has named "Vigorish Viper." Vigorish Viper is a Chinese organized crime syndicate that utilizes a sophisticated technology suite to take advantage of the global $1.7 trillion illegal sports gambling economy, with links to money laundering and human trafficking operations across Asia. This Infoblox discovery marks a significant milestone in the ongoing battle against global cybercrime using DNS intelligence.

"Vigorish Viper represents one of the most sophisticated and important threats to digital security that we have discovered to date," said Dr. Renée Burton, Vice President, Infoblox Threat Intel. "Infoblox Threat Intel used cutting-edge DNS research to discover the technologies underpinning the syndicate. Vigorish Viper created a complex infrastructure with multiple layers of traffic distribution systems (TDSs) using DNS CNAME records and JavaScript, which makes it incredibly difficult to detect. These systems are complemented by their own encrypted communications and custom-developed applications, making their activities not only elusive but also remarkably resilient."

Vigorish Viper is a name derived from the gambling world's exorbitant fees levied on unlucky bettors. The term vigorish, or vig for short, is used by organized crime syndicates to refer to these fees. Viper refers to the complex combination of TDSs and convoluted brand relationships that the actor employs to route users to content. Vigorish Viper leverages sponsorship of popular European sports teams to advertise for their illegal gambling sites, which primarily target Greater China.

Dr. Renée Burton added, "This work is particularly important because it connects the physical crimes of human trafficking, money laundering, and fraud, to online crime in a way that hasn't been done before. We can now see that organized crime is executing a cunning strategy that uses unwitting European clubs to fuel their criminal cycle."

The research report from Infoblox details the discovery of Vigorish Viper, how it operates from a technical perspective, its ties to organized crime, and its role in the European football sponsorship scandals. Key findings include:

"DNS analytics led to the discovery of Vigorish Viper and constitutes the best mechanism for tracking the actor's infrastructure. Stopping Vigorish Viper is also most effective via DNS because the actor changes rapidly," added Burton.

Adding to the gravity of the situation, despite gambling being almost completely illegal in Greater China, it is estimated that citizens in the region bet nearly US$850 billion annually. This staggering figure underscores the scale and complexity of Vigorish Viper's operations, with significant implications for global cybercrime.

Details on this threat actor can be found in Infoblox Threat Intel's latest research report here.

"Infoblox remains committed to providing actionable intelligence to expose threat actors leveraging DNS for their operations," Burton emphasized. "Our ongoing tracking and exposure of threat actors demonstrates the critical role DNS plays in combating sophisticated cyber threats, and underscores the industry's need for continued innovation in DNS and cybersecurity technologies."

Under the leadership of Dr. Renée Burton, Infoblox Threat Intel has become a proud originator of DNS-based threat intelligence. Infoblox Threat Intel's researchers use a unique approach that combines a profound understanding of DNS data, data science, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and reverse engineering. This potent mix of skills and expertise enables Infoblox Threat Intel to generate robust threat intelligence, fortifying Infoblox's Threat Defense solutions. Learn more about Infoblox Threat Intel and explore how its research is shaping the future of cybersecurity by visiting https://www.infoblox.com/threat-intel/.

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Infoblox Exposes: Chinese Cybercrime Syndicate Linking European Football Sponsors, Human Trafficking and a Trillion-Dollar Illegal Gambling Economy

Infoblox Exposes: Chinese Cybercrime Syndicate Linking European Football Sponsors, Human Trafficking and a Trillion-Dollar Illegal Gambling Economy

Infoblox Exposes: Chinese Cybercrime Syndicate Linking European Football Sponsors, Human Trafficking and a Trillion-Dollar Illegal Gambling Economy

Infoblox Exposes: Chinese Cybercrime Syndicate Linking European Football Sponsors, Human Trafficking and a Trillion-Dollar Illegal Gambling Economy

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