The 2020 ASEAN - Japan drill on trans-national cyber security took place online and offline on June 25 with the participation of the ten ASEAN member countries and Japan.
Computer viruses caused estimated losses of 20.9 trillion VND (902 million USD) to Vietnamese users last year, much higher than the 14.9 trillion VND reported in 2018, reported Bkav Technology Group.
Vietnam reports an average of 26 cyberattacks per day, with governmental agencies, banks and e-commerce websites the most vulnerable.
VOV.VN - A press conference was held in Hanoi on November 14 to launch Vietnam Information Security Day 2019.
Vietnam recorded 6,219 cyber attacks since the start of 2019, a year-on-year surge of 104 percent, said the Vietnam Computer Emergency Response Team (VNCERT).
In the first quarter, 4,770 cyberattacks were recorded in Vietnam, more than half the figure for the whole of last year.
One hundred teams from across Vietnam are taking part in a biggest ever cyber-attack drill, which runs in Hanoi, Da Nang and Ho Chi Minh City from December 18 to 21.
Vietnamese websites were hit by more than 6,500 cyber security attacks – all either deface, malware or phishing attacks – in the first eight months of 2018.
The Vietnam Computer Emergency Response Team (VNCERT) hosted the ASEAN CERTs Incident Drill – ACID 2018 in Hanoi on September 5, focusing on improving the capacity of participating countries in dealing with cyber crimes caused by coin mining viruses.
A workshop took place in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho on August 23 to discuss ways to ensure cyber security is maintained for governmental organisations.
The Vietnam Computer Emergency Response Team (VNCERT) uncovered several advanced persistent threat (APT) attacks on governmental websites in the central city of Da Nang in late July.
The Bkav Technology Group said on July 26 its virus monitoring system had discovered malware called BrowserSpy that is able to track users’ actions and steal their personal data, such as bank account information, and Gmail or Facebook passwords.
The Vietnam Computer Emergency Response Team (VNCERT) on July 23 advised banks and critical national infrastructure organisations to promptly take preventive measures to detect and prevent cyber attacks.
The rapid development of the internet has greatly benefited users but also exposed them to increasingly dangerous cyber-attacks, forcing organisations and businesses to look for ways to protect themselves.
The Vietnam Computer Emergency Response Center (VNCERT) hosted the 2018 ASEAN-Japan information security drill, which took place in Hanoi, central Da Nang city and Ho Chi Minh City on May 23.
A large number of Vietnamese businesses are in distress after ransomware GandCrab attacked their computers, demanding a ransom of US$400-1,000.
Vietnamese websites were hit by a total of 1,504 cyber-attacks in the first two months of 2018 in the forms of Deface, Malware and Phishing, according to the Vietnam Computer Emergency Response Team (VNCERT).
Cyber security will continue to be a ‘hot topic’ this year, demanding the attention of technology experts.
The Vietnam Cyber Security under Authority of Information Security (AIS) of the Ministry of Information and Communications has developed an online tool to check email security.
Cyber security will be difficult to maintain next year as hackers use smarter and more sophisticated technology to make attacks, Nguyen Thanh Hung, Deputy Minister of Information and Communications, has said.