Hackers recently used thousands of fake websites to deceive Vietnamese users and appropriate their bank and Facebook accounts.
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.
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.
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.
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%.
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.
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.
The demand for making transactions, payment and giving lucky money online has soared these days, giving hackers opportunities to increase their phishing activities.
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.
Cyberbullying has been developing along with the growth of the internet. Abusive comments and personal insults are the major forms of cyberbullying.
There has been an increasing number of cyber attacks recently in Vietnam aiming at both state units and private organizations to steal sensitive information.
More than 10,000 cyber-security vulnerabilities have been discovered in governmental agencies since 2013, according to the IT & Network Security Centre.