Update news cybercrime

Though many technological solutions have been applied, cybercriminals still are able to swindle users by exploiting people’s gullibility and greed.

Legal gaps exist on protection of personal data in Vietnam

"There are still legal gaps on personal data protection that need to be filled in in the coming time," Dr. Chu Thi Hoa, deputy director of the Institute of Legal Sciences (Ministry of Justice) told VietNamNet.

VN to crack down on trading of personal data online

In recent years, trading of personal information has been rampant in Vietnam.

Thailand to set up cyber police bureau

Thailand will establish a cyber police unit to counter high-tech crimes, with more than 1,700 "cyber police officers" to be stationed across the country to handle computer-related offences, Bangkok Post reported on June 12.

PM requests enhancing fight against cyber crime

Cyber crime has become complicated in recent years, especially online gambling and football betting, causing an outflow of foreign currencies, Prime Minister Nguyen XuanPhuc has admitted.

Dirty money: banks urged to report suspicious transactions

VietNamNet Bridge - Banks and payment gateways are now the most effective way for hi-tech criminals to transfer dirty money and conduct illegal actions.

As attacks grow, EU mulls banking stress tests for cyber risks

 The European Union is considering testing banks' defenses against cyber attacks, EU officials and sources said, as concerns grow about the industry's vulnerability to hacking.

Increased investment in IT security imperative for firms

 VietNamNet Bridge – Jimmy Sng, partner, PwC Singapore, leader of the Cybersecurity Consulting for South East Asia talked to VIR’s Khanh Tran on what Vietnamese companies should do to protect themselves from increasing cyber crime.

Cybercrime takes almost $400 mln away from VN computer users

 Vietnam lost almost 8.5 trillion VND (399.5 million USD) in computer virus attacks in 2014, according to the BKAV network security company.

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Phishing increasing in Vietnam

 VietNamNet Bridge – Experts have continuously warned about the increased phishing in Vietnam, but Vietnamese have turned deaf ear on the warnings.