Update news cyberattacks
The deployment of two digital platform – IRLab and DFLab – has improved the capability of handling cyberattacks for the incident response team of the member units of the National Cyber Information Security Incident Response Network.
In June 2023, the Authority of Information Security (AIS) under the Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) gave warnings and instructions on how to handle 1,723 cyberattacks on information systems.
Bkav, a cybersecurity and software company based in Hanoi, has reported that over 77,000 computers belonging to Vietnamese businesses fell victim to data encrypting viruses in the first half of this year.
Vietnam National Cyber Security Technology Corporation’s (NCS) system on May 5 discovered a campaign to cheat Vietnamese users out of their Office 365 account passwords.
Experts say cybercriminals are shifting part of their attacks towards individuals with malware, impersonation attacks and even campaigns spreading fake brand-name messages.
Kaspersky Security Network data showed that the number of online and offline attacks in Viet Nam in 2022 decreased by 33.8 percent compared to the previous year
Ensuring safety in cyberspace is the task of all agencies, units and people, Deputy Minister of Information and Communications Nguyen Huy Dung said.
The Ministry of Information and Communication (MIC) has joined agencies to handle violations on cyberspace, including fake news and social networks behaving as if they are newspapers or magazines.
Rushing to carry out digital transformation without careful planning will increase the risk of data breaches to 72 percent, and the risk of cyberattacks and threats to valuable assets by 65 percent.
In 2021, the damage caused by computer viruses to Vietnamese users continued to be at a high level of VND24.4 trillion ($1.06 billion), according to Bkav.
After inspecting 26 local agencies and units, the Ministry of Public Security (MPS) this year discovered 30 information disclosure cases with 202 documents, and found many serious security vulnerabilities.