Traditional security measures using software can now no longer stop cyber-attacks and phishing, which are increasing and more serious. Internet users are, therefore, warned to upgrade their general knowledge on these dangerous activities to better protect themselves.
The Ministry of Information and Communications yesterday officially introduced the campaign ‘Cleaning up Malicious Codes on the Cyberspace’ for businesses, organizations, and individuals in Vietnam.
Information security on smart devices is a global critical matter as there are more and more people using these devices for their daily operations. In Vietnam, as citizens are gradually accustomed to using smart devices for online shopping, distance working and learning, online public services, the identification and prevention of cyber-attacks from these devices have become a top priority these days.
The Authority of Information Security (under the Information and Communications Ministry) has just announced that in the first five months this year, there have been 5,463 cyber-attacks in Vietnam, including 930 Phishing, 776 Deface, and 3,757 Malware.
The Vietnam Cybersecurity Emergency Response Teams/Coordination Center (VNCERT/CC) under the Authority of Information Security (Information and Communications Ministry) collaborated with the China Cybersecurity Emergency Response Teams (CNCERT) to hold an online training session for information security between ASEAN – China.
As smart phones are becoming increasingly popular to the public, the growth of practical mobile apps is something to be expected. These useful software pieces can satisfy all demands of users in their daily life activities, and are changing many habits of citizens now.
Personal sensitive data are a valuable resource in the development of a national digital economy. Therefore, the protection of such data, especially when databases are now integrated and shared more frequently, is a top priority task of any government, including the Vietnamese one.
A member of Raidforums nicknamed seasalt123 has lately posted a user database supposedly belonging to Breport.vn of Bkav. The database contains sensitive information like user IDs and emails, full names and phone numbers.
Many users of mobile devices in Vietnam lately have received fraud messages asking for their confidential information. Carelessly doing as instructed in these messages results in financial loss and information disclosure. State agencies, therefore, have warned that citizens be more careful when performing commercial activities or sharing sensitive information online.
The Police Department for Administrative Management of Social Order (C06 – under the Public Security Ministry) has recently announced that the chip and QR code attached onto the new version of citizen ID card contains several essential personal information, including Covid-19-related ones. This allows owners not to bring along so many personal documents, while creating more convenience for the functional agencies in their checking task.
The Ministry of Public Security yesterday announced that its Department of Cyber Security and Hi-tech Crime Prevention (A05) was able to pinpoint the main cyber criminals carrying out the attack against VOV Online Newspaper on June 13.
Data in the digital era has become an increasingly important resource for economic activities besides land, human resources, and energy from fossil fuel. Like other developed nations, Vietnam is paying more and more attention to exploit this valuable resource while securing it effectively for sustainable socio-economic development.
Since the quantity of trading normally witnesses a significant growth when Tet holiday approaches, sophisticated frauds are more likely to happen. Several commercial banks have issued their warning and tips to avoid such swindles, especially in online trading.
Never has the issue of security for sensitive information received such a focus as it is now. Witnessing a series of confidential information leak lately, Internet users all over the world, including Vietnam, hope to have a safer approach using advanced technologies in order to discourage even expert hackers.
The international conference ‘Vietnam Information Security Day 2019’ is going to be held on November 21, 2019 in Gem Center (located in District 1 of Ho Chi Minh City). This is the event co-organized by the Vietnam Information Security Association (VNISA) – the Southern Branch and the HCMC Department of Information and Communications.