Update news spam

The Authority of Information Security (Ministry of Information and Communications) officially put into operation a portal to prevent and combat spam messages and spam emails at this week.


Fake messages on social networks pose threats to individuals and businesses

Fake messages can spread rapidly on social networks, becoming dangerous tools that harm individuals and businesses.

Unhealthy content on cyberspace threatens Vietnamese users

Many Internet users in Vietnam, especially young people, students and children are negatively affected by unhealthy information and images that are freely distributed in cyberspace.

Illegal trading of personal data difficult to control

Minh Hoang, a businessman in Hanoi, is tired of spam calls and messages that come both day and night.

Decree trues to 'clean up' digital space by controlling spam

As the compiler of Decree 91 on fighting spam SMS, calls and messages, an official with the Authority for Information Security, Dang Huy Hoang, said he was happy that he could contribute to reducing ‘garbage’ in digital space.

Ministry blocks 21 million pre-activated SIM cards

Local telecom providers have blocked and retrieved 21 million pre-activated SIM cards in three months, according to the Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC).


OTT messages advertising illegal gambling are harassing mobile phone users

The messages, sent frequently at day and night, contain sensitive content and links with unclear origin.

Ministry to conduct a large-scale inspection on junk SIM cards

The Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) has said it plans to deal with telecom waste and continue large-scale inspections of junk SIM cards.


IP blacklist to be created to fight spam

The Ministry of Information and Communications might create an IP blacklist, recording IPs that send out spam text messages, calls and emails, officials said.


‘Drown’ vulnerability threatening computer systems

The Bach Khoa Anti-virus Center (BKAV), the leading internet security group, has warned that hundreds of important systems in Vietnam are at risk of having clients’ information stolen through vulnerability Drown on websites using https protocol. 

Vietnam ranks second in global spam

  Kaspersky Lab's latest report on spam and phishing in the third quarter shows that the US, Viet Nam and China are the top three countries producing spam.

MIC’s new regulation could create more SMS spam

VietNamNet Bridge - The Ministry of Information and Communication (MIC) plans to loosen control over mobile subscribers, thus raising concern about an increase in spam messages.

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.

Trying to block spam, network operator mistakenly debars ‘clean messages”

VietNamNet Bridge - Mobile network operators still have not found technical solutions to prevent spam messages.