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Hackers recently used thousands of fake websites to deceive Vietnamese users and appropriate their bank and Facebook accounts.

Does the Russia-Ukraine conflict affect Vietnam's cyberspace?

The impact of the Russia-Ukraine conflict is difficult to quantify, but critical systems need to be ready to respond to attacks and malware propagation, experts said.

Attacker on VOV Online Newspaper prosecuted

The Department of Cyber Security and Hi-tech Crime Prevention, Ministry of Public Security (A05) announced that the Investigation Agency has prosecuted one cybercriminal in the attacker team on VOV Online Newspaper.

E-newspapers receive emergency rescue if cyber-attacked

Affirming that there has been no sign of massive cyberattacks on many newspapers, the Authority of Information Security said it would soon issue a procedure for quickly responding to cyberattacks on press agencies.

Ministry of Public Security investigating attackers into VOV Online Newspaper

The Department of Cyber Security and Hi-tech Crime Prevention, Ministry of Public Security (A05) announced that it has just received a request from VOV Online Newspaper to investigate cyber criminals who attacked the formal website of VOV. 

Vietnam successfully handles APT attacks

The National Cyber Security Center – member of the IT Authority under the Ministry of Information and Communications – announced that since the beginning of 2021, Vietnam has faced numerous Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) attacks in different forms.

Hackers attack critical IT systems by exploiting vulnerabilities

Of nearly 1 million cyber-attacks on critical IT systems handled annually by the Network Information Security Center of the Government Cipher Committee, attacks that exploited vulnerability accounted for more than 87%.

Network attacks on Vietnamese systems decrease by 20%

In the first quarter of 2021, the Department of Information Security at the Ministry of Information and Communications recorded 1,271 cyber-attacks on information systems in Vietnam, a reduction of 20% compared to the same period last year.

Vietnamese IP addresses in botnets on the decrease

From late 2020 to the end of February 2021, the number of Vietnam’s IP addresses in botnets decreased by another 1 million to 917,492.

Cyberattacks increase during Lunar New Year

Taking advantage of the upcoming Tet holiday, when demand for online transactions, payments, gifts and to send lucky money increases, many hacker groups are stepping up their fraudulent activities aimed at users of banking services and e-wallets.

Hackers intensify phishing activities, targeting bank, e-wallet transactions

The demand for making transactions, payment and giving lucky money online has soared these days, giving hackers opportunities to increase their phishing activities.

Information security risks for SMEs in 2021

Not only facing difficulties caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Vietnam will also face many information safety and data security risks this year.

Over 5,100 cyber-attacks hit Vietnam in 2020

As many as 5,168 cyber-attacks were recorded on information systems in Vietnam in 2020, a year-on-year decline of 0.15 percent, according to the Ministry of Information and Communications’ National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC).

Vietnam condemns cyberattacks in all forms: Foreign Ministry spokeswoman

Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Le Thi Thu Hang affirmed there is no basis to believe that a group of hackers related to Vietnam attacked some foreign websites to gain information.

Online threats decline in 4th quarter in VN

The number of internet-borne cyberthreats in Việt Nam in the fourth quarter of 2019 decreased more than 50 per cent compared to the same period in 2018, according to Kaspersky Security Bulletin Q4 2019.

 

Vietnamese netizens easily influenced by fake news

Cyberbullying has been developing along with the growth of the internet. Abusive comments and personal insults are the major forms of cyberbullying.

Cyber security in Vietnam facing severe challenges

There has been an increasing number of cyber attacks recently in Vietnam aiming at both state units and private organizations to steal sensitive information. 

Over 10,000 cyber-security vulnerabilities found in government agencies

More than 10,000 cyber-security vulnerabilities have been discovered in governmental agencies since 2013, according to the IT & Network Security Centre.

 

Cybercrime targets finance sector

Vietnam’s cybersecurity was being compromised, posing new challenges in ensuring information safety, especially in the finance-banking sector, State agencies and organisations.

 

Scientists warn of dangers to IoT devices

As of the end of December 2017, Vietnam had 316,000 internet-connected cameras. Of these, flaws were found that could be exploited by hackers in 147,000 devices.