return icon Vietnamnet.vn

Vietnamese bank accounts targeted by hackers

Hackers recently used thousands of fake websites to deceive Vietnamese users and appropriate their bank and Facebook accounts.

{keywords}

 

Since the Covid-19 pandemic, businesses and organizations have gradually moved their activities into cyberspace, while the number of cyberattacks has been increasing.

A report found that the number of phishing attacks worldwide has increased by 667 percent.

As businesses have to open their systems to serve work from home, this gives favorable conditions to hackers to find passwords to break into the information systems of institutions and enterprises. That is why the number of attacks of this type increased by 400 percent over last year.

One out of every three cyberattacks has relations with Covid-19, and 20 percent of data leaks occurred during that time.

These are fake messages. When users click the links, the websites with interfaces similar to the real websites of banks and financial institutions will appear and after users enter their personal information (account, password and OTP), they will be hijacked and lose money.

Le Quang Ha, Deputy CEO of Viettel Cyber Security, said the company’s monitoring system found that Vietnamese internet users recently noticed the appearance of messages about lucky draw programs, or they were told to log in accounts to receive or transfer kieu hoi (overseas remittance).

In 2021, the number of phishing cases of this type discovered by the system increased by three times compared with 2020. As many as 2,739 phishing websites and 2,717 fake websites have been found. The websites target specific subjects, including finance and banking institutions, law enforcement agencies and media firms, to trick them out of assets.

Experts said the tricks scammers use for cyberattacks tend to be more sophisticated these days. Previously, they just used simple messages sent via Messenger app, while they recently used specialized devices to spread fake news.

The attacks with malware are also on a sharp rise. This is because businesses’ information systems have many vulnerabilities. Therefore, hackers have opportunities to scan and break into systems, encrypt data and blackmail.

According to Viettel Cyber Security, the most infected malicious codes in 2021 were Necurs Botnet, Ditminer Miners, Lethic Botnet, Mirai Botnet, Android Hummer Trojan, Sality Botnet, WannaCry Ransomware and Dark Silent Android Trojan.

The major reason behind the malware infection is the users’ habits. They’re curious and open attached files from unfamiliar emails, use cracked software and unlicensed software, and use USB to exchange data.

There are five groups of hackers which often organize APT attacks to Vietnam, namely Goblin Panda, Mustang Panda, Lazarus, Winnit and APT 32. These hacker groups havr different purposes, including economic and political. 

Trong Dat

Does the Russia-Ukraine conflict affect Vietnam's cyberspace?

Does the Russia-Ukraine conflict affect Vietnam's cyberspace?

The impact of the Russia-Ukraine conflict is difficult to quantify, but critical systems need to be ready to respond to attacks and malware propagation, experts said.

Cyber-attacks in Vietnam decrease sharply in 2021

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.

MORE NEWS

U.S. recommends adding birthplace info to Vietnam’s new passport

The U.S. is still reviewing Vietnam’s new passport and has asked visa applicants to submit their birthplace information.

VIETNAM NEWS HEADLINES AUGUST 13

Vietnam logs 1,815 new coronavirus cases on August 13

VIETNAM BUSINESS NEWS AUGUST 13

Vietnamese firm reaches first partnership deal to develop eSports in Cambodia

Power shortage worries increase hunger for coal

Vietnam is maximising its coal mining output amid widespread power outages in the north.

Indicators ripe for wave of tech startup successes

Venture capital investment flows into Vietnam, particularly from Singapore, are on track to surpass the previous level, propelled by the country’s buoyant tech startup scene.

Tourism industry faces serious labor shortage

Because of low pay, many workers have left the tourism sector.

Industrial parks, economic zones absorb US$ 230 billion in foreign direct investment

Industrial parks (IPs) and economic zones (EZs) across the country have attracted nearly 11,000 foreign direct investment projects worth US$230 billion, according to Deputy Minister of Planning and Investment Tran Quoc Phuong.

Property, fishery sectors face hardship as credit chokes

At a government-to-business conference held yesterday, representatives of business associations expressed their concern over being unable to access bank loans as banks are running out of credit growth quotas.

Utilising every opportunity to grow and overcome challenges

That is the message and guideline of Minister of Planning and Investment Nguyen Chi Dung at the national conference on how to sustainably develop.

Outbound tours to Europe rocked by passport tangle

A number of Vietnamese outbound travel companies have already been affected by the decision of some European nations to not recognise Vietnam’s new passports.

Huynh Nguyen Mai Phuong becomes Miss World Vietnam 2022

Huynh Nguyen Mai Phuong was crowned Miss World Vietnam 2022 after surpassing 36 competitors at the finale held at MerryLand Quy Nhon in the south-central province of Binh Dinh on August 12.

Young people discover the universe via telescopes

Many young people have been spending time and money to buy telescopes and build rooftop observatories to admire the wonders of the universe.

Ample room remains for Vietnam’s exports to EU

There is still a lot of room for Vietnamese goods to expand their presence in the European Union (EU) market, but accessing its retail distribution systems is extremely important, heard a seminar in Ho Chi Minh City on August 11.

Vietnam yet rolls out Covid jabs for under-5s

Vietnam has yet planned to get younger kids aged under five vaccinated against COVID-19, according to the Ministry of Health (MoH).
back_to_top