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VN hit by 6,500 cyber attacks in eight months

Update: September, 07/2018 - 09:54
The Bkav Technology Group said more than 560,000 computers in Việt Nam have been monitored by malware called BrowserSpy that can track users’ actions and steal their personal information, such as bank account details and email and Facebook passwords. — Illustrative photo
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — Vietnamese websites were hit by more than 6,500 cyber security attacks – all either deface malware or phishing attacks – in the first eight months of 2018.

According to the Vietnam Computer Emergency Response Team (VNCERT), approximately 100,000 IP addresses in Việt Nam visit or access virus-infected websites daily, and security vulnerability is becoming bigger every year.

The VNCERT said the frequency of attacks to Vietnamese websites has risen. The largest numbers of attacks were recorded on the domain name ‘.vn’, accounting for 44.07 per cent, followed by ‘.com.vn’ (36.58 per cent) and ‘.edu.vn’ (9.45 per cent). Governmental websites registered with a ‘.gov.vn’ domain were struck by 4.72 per cent of the attacks.

The most common attack was harvesting data, making up 70 per cent of the total.

Website securelist.com named Việt Nam among the top 10 countries hit by distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks in the last quarter of 2017 and among the top 10 nations with the highest botnet-assisted DDoS attacks, with more than 637,000 computers infected with the virus.

The Bkav Technology Group said more than 560,000 computers in Việt Nam have been monitored by malware called BrowserSpy that can track users’ actions and steal their personal information, such as bank account details and email and Facebook passwords.

VNCERT estimated last year, Việt Nam was hit by 13,382 cyber attacks, including 6,400 malware; 4,377 deface, and 2,605 phishing attacks. — VNA

 

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