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Digital platforms improve team's response to information-security incidents

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.

Vietnam reports 13,900 cyberattacks in 2023

There were some 13,900 cyberattacks in Vietnam in 2023, a year-on-year increase of 9.5%, according to a report announced by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) on December 12.

AIS to handle more than 6,000 cyberattacks on IT systems

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.

Over 77,000 computers in Vietnam report ransomware attacks - Bkav

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.

Campaign to steal users' passwords for Office 365 accounts discovered

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.

Cyberattack incidents in VN down 47%: report

In April 2023, the number of cyberattacks to information systems in Vietnam that caused adverse incidents totaled 498, a decrease of nearly 47 percent compared with the same period last year.

Cyberattacks in Vietnam down nearly 47% in April

As many as 498 cyberattacks targeting information networks in Vietnam were recorded and handled in April, down 5.1% from March and 46.9% compared to the same period last year, according to the Authority of Information Security.

Cybercriminals redirect attacks towards individuals

Experts say cybercriminals are shifting part of their attacks towards individuals with malware, impersonation attacks and even campaigns spreading fake brand-name messages.

Cyber-attacks in Viet Nam decrease by 33.8% in 2022

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

Law to protect businesses, the public in cyberspace

Ensuring safety in cyberspace is the task of all agencies, units and people, Deputy Minister of Information and Communications Nguyen Huy Dung said.

Ministry handles 'fake news', social-media sites resembling newspapers

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.

Phishing attacks still occurring at same rate

There are many reasons why cyberattacks, especially phishing, continue. One of them is poor awareness of users about information security.

Cyberattacks rise in Vietnam

The Ministry of Information and Communications recorded 988 cyberattacks on businesses and organizations in September, up 8.9% over last month and 19.9% year-on-year.

Digital transformation may be ‘double-edged knife' if not planned well

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.

Cyber attacks on the rise in Q1/2022

The Authority of Information Security, Ministry of Information and Communications reported more than 3,000 cyberattacks on systems in Viet Nam in the first three months of this year.

Cyber-attacks in Vietnam decrease sharply in 2021

Kaspersky data shows that the number of online and offline attacks in Vietnam decreased sharply in 2021 compared to the previous year, which indicated Vietnam's efforts in creating a safe cyberspace.

Vietnamese lose VND24.4 trillion because of computer malware in 2021

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. 

Cyberattacks: from jokes to crimes

Many young people see attacking a website or a system as a joke. But when they have to be involved in legal procedures, they realize the seriousness of the acts, but it is too late.

Cyberattacks are similar to terrorism

Many hackers conduct cyberattacks just to show their abilities and do not think that the cyberattacks will put them behind bars.


Ministry discovers 30 cases of disclosure of State secrets in 2021

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.