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Cyberattacks rise in Vietnam

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – The Ministry of Information and Communications recorded 988 cyberattacks on businesses and organizations in September, up 8.9% over last month and 19.9% year-on-year.

The number of cyberattacks in Vietnam reached over 9,500 between January and September, with an monthly average of nearly 1,060 attacks, according to statistics from the National Cyber Security Center (NCSC).

The statistics showed that Vietnam’s information system suffered 2,878 cyberattacks in the third quarter, up 15.5% over the same period last year.

Security vulnerability is one of the leading causes of cyberattacks. However, many organizations and enterprises in Vietnam have yet to fully pay attention to warnings from functional units about serious security vulnerabilities and the threats of cyberattacks.

Additionally, the limited capabilities of users and system administrators in protecting the information system have also been blamed for the increase in cyber incidents lately.

To reduce the risk of cyberattacks, Vietnam’s enterprises and organizations should strive to detect signs of attacks early and ensure information security in their system, said experts of NCSC.

The Authority of Information Security will update and send warnings over serious and large-scale security vulnerabilities to the relevant enterprises and organizations.

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