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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. 

Over 5,100 cyber-attacks hit Vietnam in 2020

As many as 5,168 cyber-attacks were recorded on information systems in Vietnam in 2020, a year-on-year decline of 0.15 percent, according to the Ministry of Information and Communications’ National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC).

MIC enhances network security

The Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) has launched the “Review and remove malware nationwide in 2020” campaign to enhance the country's network security.

Information and Communications Ministry enhances network security with campaign

The Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) has launched the “Review and remove malware nationwide in 2020” campaign to enhance the country's network security.

Hackers capitalising on COVID-19 to launch cyberattacks, ministry warns

Some hacker groups have taken advantage of the COVID-19 outbreak’s complex developments in many countries to launch cyberattacks against agencies and organisations around the world, including those in Vietnam.

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.

Vietnamese student uploads malware-containing apps to Google Play Store

A Vietnamese student has been identified as the author of 42 malware-containing apps on Google’s Play Store.

Vietnam facing serious large-scale cyber attack

The Authority of Information Security made a request that all state offices, organizations, and businesses urgently scan and uninstall any possible malware released by a large-scale Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) attack to VN'S cyber space.

Cyber security in Vietnam facing severe challenges

There has been an increasing number of cyber attacks recently in Vietnam aiming at both state units and private organizations to steal sensitive information. 

Vietnam warned of security challenges during digital transformation

VietNamNet Bridge - Vietnamese institutions and businesses are expected to benefit from digital transformation, but will face challenges to protect their data.

Malware detected in emails: Bkav

 VietNamNet Bridge – Viet Nam’s cybersecurity company Bkav has warned people about ransomware, a type of malicious software designed to block access to a computer system till a sum of money is paid.

Malicious apps attack mobile phones

VietNamNet Bridge - Experts have warned about the existence of some mobile apps forging Pokemon Go that attack mobile phones and cause users to lose money and data.

Tuned-up computer market explodes in Vietnam

Analysts have noted a growing tendency that computer manufacturers are trying to provide products serving specific needs of hi-tech fans. 

Security experts say phony gov’t emails contain malware

An email address ending in “gmail” and a subject line referring to Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung’s instructions has been sent to the email account of a newspaper reporter to steal information.

What is the solution for malware-infected computers in Vietnam?

Experts estimate that 66 percent of computers in Vietnam have been infected with malware, which is a “relatively high” percentage, said Nguyen Huy Dung, deputy head of the Information Security Department. 

Google.com.vn error caused lack of access: BKAV

The Bach Khoa Anti-virus Center (BKAV), Vietnam’s leading internet security firm, said that errors occurred when accessing Google.com.vn and the Google’s DNS (domain name system) on February 23.

Falsified apps the biggest source of mobile malware expansion

Although computer malware and viruses have become more deadly, mobile device users are not taking necessary security precautions, according to the Vietnam Information Security Association.

Vietnamese still cannot use Word, Excel on mobile phones

VietNamNet Bridge – Microsoft’s mobile Office was offered for free on November 6 but it still cannot be used on mobile devices in Vietnam.

Malware attacks VN smartphones

 VietNamNet Bridge – A malware has infected over 20 per cent of smartphones in Viet Nam, draining mobile accounts of thousands of subscribers, stated BKAV, Viet Nam biggest security firm.

Spyware, malware risks high in 2014

 VietNamNet Bridge – Experts from Bkav, a leading Vietnamese Internet security company, have said that spyware, malware and DDoS (distributed denial of service) attacks will continue to pose major risks in 2014.