Property damage of VND8.5tril caused by computer virues

Vietnam saw a property loss of VND8, 500 billion that was caused by computer viruses in 2014, reported Bkav Internet Security Company.

The statistics are calculated based on the incomes of computer users whose work is interrupted by troubles caused by viruses.

On an average, every computer user lost VND1.23 million a year. According to the White Book of IT and Communications, viruses infected 6.98 million computers nationwide and caused VND8, 500 billion in damages.

Bkav warns that e-mail containing a link to a fraudulent web page and malicious codes on cell phone will continue to attack personal computers in 2015.

Cyber crime costs the global economy about US$445 billion every year, with the damage to business from the theft of intellectual property exceeding the $160 billion loss to individuals from hacking, according to the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)’s research.

By Tran Binh – Translated by Kim Khanh

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