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.
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 National Cyber Security Center (NCSC) under the Authority of Information Security (AIS – Ministry of Information and Communications) reported a total of nearly 1,400 cyber-attacks in January alone (an increase of 10.29 percent compared to last December). This alarming figure has forced information administrators of organizations as well as each Internet user in Vietnam to use proper tools to strengthen their cyber security.
The Ministry of Public Security yesterday formally published a warning about cybersecurity during the upcoming 13th National Party Congress.
Despite the optimistic report by the Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) about cyber security status in Vietnam this January, the reality has shown that various kinds of attacks still exist on the Internet and are able to harm Internet users if they are careless.
The Authority of Information Security under the Ministry of Information and Communications yesterday made a request that all state offices, organizations, and businesses urgently scan and uninstall any possible malware released by a large-scale Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) attack to the Vietnamese cyber space.
The Vietnam Computer Emergency Response Team (VNCERT) has recently issued a warning on the newest grave attack of ransomware GandCrab 5.2 in Vietnam. This has given a wake-up call to all organizations in the country regarding a necessary cooperation to further strengthen cyber security.
Newly released statistics from Kaspersky show that in 2017 there were around 3 cyber-attacks per second globally. What is more, Vietnam is classified as being highly exposed to hacking risks, and 2018 is predicted to witness a boom of intentional security attacks when the country determines to build a smart city with many cameras, sensor and Internet of Thing (IoT) devices.