Introducing a piece of security software at a national conference on cyber safety. (Photo: VNA)

Cyber attacks still posing grave dangers in Vietnam

Despite the optimistic report by the Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) about cyber security status in Vietnam this January, the reality has shown that various kinds of attacks still exist on the Internet and are able to harm Internet users if they are careless.

Vietnam facing serious large-scale cyber attack

Vietnam facing serious large-scale cyber attack

The Authority of Information Security under the Ministry of Information and Communications yesterday 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 the Vietnamese cyber space.

A program of Kaspersky Lab to update knowledge on the latest cyber attacks. Photo by T.Ba

Cyberspace protection in VN needs closer collaboration

The Vietnam Computer Emergency Response Team (VNCERT) has recently issued a warning on the newest grave attack of ransomware GandCrab 5.2 in Vietnam. This has given a wake-up call to all organizations in the country regarding a necessary cooperation to further strengthen cyber security.

IoT devices are the aim of cyber-attacks

Camera, sensor, and IoT devices in Vietnam vulnerable to cyber attacks

Newly released statistics from Kaspersky show that in 2017 there were around 3 cyber-attacks per second globally. What is more, Vietnam is classified as being highly exposed to hacking risks, and 2018 is predicted to witness a boom of intentional security attacks when the country determines to build a smart city with many cameras, sensor and Internet of Thing (IoT) devices.