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.
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.
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 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.
A Vietnamese student has been identified as the author of 42 malware-containing apps on Google’s Play Store.
There has been an increasing number of cyber attacks recently in Vietnam aiming at both state units and private organizations to steal sensitive information.