More than 1,600 cyber attacks handled in February
The Authority of Information Security Department under the Ministry of Information and Communications (MoIT), recorded 1,687 cyber attacks that caused problems to information systems in Vietnam last month.
The number represented a rise of 36.7% compared to January and 33.9% over the same period last year.
The majority were phishing attacks, which are deceptive websites and links set up by attackers to collect people's data.
To ensure cyber information security, the Ministry of Information and Communications continues to strengthen supervision and proactively scan Vietnam’s cyberspace with key tasks this month, including the development of a set of criteria on basic cyber information security requirements for surveillance cameras; a support platform for identifying and implementing level-based information security; and deployment for a network of Vietnamese information security experts abroad.
Along with that, MoIT continues to evaluate, make statistics and promote communications and warnings on mass media for users to know and avoid.
Previously, the National Cyber Security Center reported that the number of cyber attacks that caused problems on information systems in Vietnam was 1,234 in January this year.