Vietnam recorded 2,017 cyber attacks on its information systems in the first half of 2020, down 27.1% year-on-year.
VOV.VN - The opening four months of the year saw the country’s information systems endure a total of 1,056 cyber-attacks, with some leading to multiple incidents, according to the latest statistics released by the Department of Information Security under the Ministry of Information and Communications.
Up to 71.38 percent of computers and mobile devices in Vietnam are getting infected with malicious viruses, but only 11 percent of the users are aware they have been victims of cyber-attacks, according to the Authority of Information Security under the Ministry of Information and Communications.
Vietnam saw a big spike in malware and spyware targeting smartphones and other mobile devices in the third quarter of this year, according to data of Vietnamese tech outfit Bkav.
Around 76% of Vietnamese internet protocol (IP) cameras are susceptible to illegal access because users keep the fixed accounts of the makers rather than changing them, a report by the Bach Khoa Technology Group (BKAV) has revealed.
Vietnam’s technology group Bkav warned on August 8 that the malware that recently attacked the national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines is also hidden in the websites of government agencies, corporations, banks, research institutes and universities.
Computer viruses caused a loss of VND8.7 trillion (US$400 million) in Vietnam last year compared to VND8.5 trillion in 2014, the BKAV Technology Group revealed in its latest network security survey released last month.
Vietnamese people using cheap mobile phones and tablets originating from China have had their money stolen through the installation of malware on the devices prior to sale.
There is a close and consistent correlation between the use of unlicensed software and malware as well as security threats, experts have warned.
Vietnam has the highest number of website server attacks in the world (394), leaving Russia (34 servers attacked) and India (19) far behind.
BKAV security company on July 31 warned that many Vietnamese websites have been added to Google’s blacklist.