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The number of IP addresses of computers in virus-infected computer networks (IP Botnet) has decreased sharply from more than two million IP addresses to over 1.3 million from September 18 so far.

 

Vietnam commits to ensuring ASEAN cyber security, safety

As an ASEAN member state, Vietnam commits to actively and responsibly joining regional cooperation mechanisms to ensure security and safety of cyber space, said Deputy Minister of Public Security Lieut. Gen. Luong Tam Quang.

Vietnam, Singapore hold ministerial conference on cyber security

Vietnam’s Ministry of Public Security and Singapore’s Ministry of Communications and Information held a virtual minister-level conference on cyber security on September 29.

‘Make in Vietnam’ tool helps find ransomware

Decrypting and identifying ransomware and checking for malicious files are features of two new "Make in Vietnam" tools provided free of charge by the National Cyber Security Monitoring Center (NCSC).

Threat data key to fending off future cyberattacks against banks

 Amidst the increased use of online banking and e-wallets in the region, partly fuelled by the Covid-19 pandemic, 

 

New national strategy sought to root out data pitfalls

How to protect personal data has been raised by local experts as one of the biggest issues to tackle as digital transformation becomes an increasing priority in Vietnam. 

Data stealing spyware VN84App attacks mobile users in Vietnam

Cyber security corporation Bkav yesterday released a warning about spyware VN84App that is currently aiming at Vietnamese mobile users. 

Data stealing spyware rears head in Vietnam

VN84App, a spyware capable of penetrating smartphones and stealing personal user data, has emerged in Vietnam.

Security experts ask internet users to better protect themselves

Truong Quynh Mai was terrified when she received a phone call saying she had been a victim of fraud in Ha Noi and needed to go to the local police station.

 

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.

Education Ministry requests regulations on online learning

The Ministry of Education and Training (MoET) has just issued a formal document to ask Departments of Education & Training and tertiary educational institutes to carry out certain tasks to ensure cyber security in online learning activities.

Cyberattacks plunge more than half in four months

Vietnam reported 1,056 cyberattacks that triggered incidents in its information systems in the first four months of 2020, down 51.4 percent year-on-year.

Staff at many firms work from home

Many enterprises, in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, have asked staff to work from home.

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.

 

It’s time for non-password authentication

Scientists have predicted a decade of non-password authentication, which will help solve problems in information security and discourage hackers.

Wild peach blossoms attract visitors during Lunar New Year

The streets of Dien Bien Phu city, Dien Bien province, are flooded with the pinkish hue of wild peach blossom. The flower has become one of Dien Bien most distinctive and attractive features.

Computer viruses cause $902 million in damage to Vietnamese users

Computer viruses caused estimated losses of VND20.9 trillion ($902 million) to Vietnamese users last year, much higher than the 14.9 trillion VND reported in 2018, reported Bkav Technology Group.

Woman fined for fake Facebook news about plane crash

Police in the southern province of Binh Duong has fined a local woman (USD521.73) for spreading fake news about a plane crash on her Facebook account.

 

Computer viruses cause losses of VND20 trillion in 2019

Total losses triggered by computer viruses in Vietnam last year amounted to VND20.89 trillion (US$902 million), up 28.6% against 2018, according to data from Internet security firm Bkav.

 

Hanoi to host int’l cyberspace safety contest final next month

The final round of the WhiteHat Grand Prix 06 is scheduled to take place in mid-February in Hanoi, according to the Authority of Information Security under the Ministry of Information and Communications.