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Cyber criminals change tactics to lure unsuspecting companies

Update: June, 13/2015 - 09:51
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HA NOI  (VNS) — Cyber criminals have changed their tactics to deceive companies and digitally extort consumers, according to Symantec's Internet Security Threat Report (ISTR), Volume 20.

"We are seeing a dramatic shift in the mode of attacks. Attackers have tricked companies into infecting themselves through Trojanised software updates, hiding their malware inside software updates of programmes used by target organisations. This enables cyber criminals to gain full access to corporate networks without the need to even make any forced entry," said Ong Jonghan, Country Director for Vietnam Symantec.

"Viet Nam climbed up the global threat rankings from 11 in 2013 to 9 last year among countries globally on internet security threat activities. This is a clear indication that cyber criminals have not slowed down but are constantly innovating and enhancing their modes of attacks. With the growing population of internet users, there is a critical need to increase more awareness around cybersecurity among businesses and consumers in Viet Nam," Ong added. — VNS

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