Over 7,000 cyberattacks hit Vietnam this year

07-Sep-2019 Intellasia | The Saigon Times | 6:02 AM Print This Post

Vietnamese websites were hit by more than 7,000 cyber attacks, in the form of malware, phishing or website defacement, between January and September this year, noted Tuoi Tre Online.

According to the Vietnam Computer Emergency Response Team (VNCERT), there were over 2,500 phishing attacks, 4,200 defacement incidents and 242 instances of malware.

Some 100,000 IP addresses in Vietnam visited or accessed virus-infected websites, which are typically used by hackers to launch botnet-assisted DDoS attacks.

This year, the world has faced many cyber attacks such as data leaks and attacks on the information systems of government agencies, organisations and businesses.

Hackers have used loopholes in advanced technologies such as Aritifical Intelligence (AI) and Big Data.

Any organisation, including those with adequate security systems, can be vulnerable to attack if their IT staff lack the skills to cope with these issues as they arise.

Therefore, the rapid growth of AI and Big Data may lead to more dangerous attacks in the future, VNCERT noted.



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