Info administrators warned to fortify cyber security in 2022

18:31 22/02/2022

An increasing trend of cyber-attacks on information systems has been noted, as Vietnamese agencies and units strongly promote a digital transformation.

The National Cyber Security Center under the Authority of Information Security (AIS – Ministry of Information and Communications) reported a total of nearly 1,400 cyber-attacks in January alone (an increase of 10.29 percent compared to last December).

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Info administrators warned to fortify cyber security in 2022

This alarming figure has forced information administrators of organizations as well as each Internet user in Vietnam to use proper tools to strengthen their cyber security.

Last year, attackers took advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic to spread fake news and create more forms of phishing attacks to steal money. The leaking of personal information was also common.

“This was also the general situation across the world last year, clearly showing the risks and threats of insecurity in cyberspace,” said a representative of the Authority of Information Security.

According to the assessment of the Ministry of Information and Communications, in the first month of 2022, the construction of e-Government continued to be closely linked with ensuring information safety, network security, national security and individual information protection.

Explaining the reasons for an increase in cyber attacks on information systems in Vietnam, the representative said that, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, people turned to the internet more for study, work and trade. The pandemic created conditions for attackers to spread fake news and scams, spreading malicious codes and stealing information.

Fraudulently stealing personal information and impersonating financial institutions is the most prominent. The biggest hurdle is that many users still have limited digital and information security skills, so they are easily deceived.