Monitoring a cyber-attack at a center for information security in Ho Chi Minh City. (Photo: SGGP)

Citizens warned of cyber-attacks with phishing

Traditional security measures using software can now no longer stop cyber-attacks and phishing, which are increasing and more serious. Internet users are, therefore, warned to upgrade their general knowledge on these dangerous activities to better protect themselves.

International conference and exhibition on information security in the Southern region in 2022, held in HCMC

Vietnam urgently strengthens information security on mobile devices

Information security on smart devices is a global critical matter as there are more and more people using these devices for their daily operations. In Vietnam, as citizens are gradually accustomed to using smart devices for online shopping, distance working and learning, online public services, the identification and prevention of cyber-attacks from these devices have become a top priority these days.

Vietnam receives over 5,400 cyber-attacks so far

Vietnam receives over 5,400 cyber-attacks so far

The Authority of Information Security (under the Information and Communications Ministry) has just announced that in the first five months this year, there have been 5,463 cyber-attacks in Vietnam, including 930 Phishing, 776 Deface, and 3,757 Malware.

 

Vietnam organizes training session for information security

Vietnam organizes training session for information security

The Vietnam Cybersecurity Emergency Response Teams/Coordination Center (VNCERT/CC) under the Authority of Information Security (Information and Communications Ministry) collaborated with the China Cybersecurity Emergency Response Teams (CNCERT) to hold an online training session for information security between ASEAN – China.

Smart phones now have useful apps to aid people in their daily activities. (Photo: SGGP)

Mobile apps bringing great convenience to Vietnamese

As smart phones are becoming increasingly popular to the public, the growth of practical mobile apps is something to be expected. These useful software pieces can satisfy all demands of users in their daily life activities, and are changing many habits of citizens now.

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh and delegates are listening to the introduction of the National Population Database on its formal launch day on July 1, 2021.

Vietnam to impose heavy sanctions to protect personal data

Personal sensitive data are a valuable resource in the development of a national digital economy. Therefore, the protection of such data, especially when databases are now integrated and shared more frequently, is a top priority task of any government, including the Vietnamese one.

Another information leak related to Bkav website reported

Another information leak related to Bkav website reported

A member of Raidforums nicknamed seasalt123 has lately posted a user database supposedly belonging to Breport.vn of Bkav. The database contains sensitive information like user IDs and emails, full names and phone numbers.

Mobile phone users are sharing fake SMS with friends for warning purposes. (Photo: SGGP)

Citizens warned of fraudulent technological platforms

Many users of mobile devices in Vietnam lately have received fraud messages asking for their confidential information. Carelessly doing as instructed in these messages results in financial loss and information disclosure. State agencies, therefore, have warned that citizens be more careful when performing commercial activities or sharing sensitive information online.

A QR code on a chip-based citizen ID card displays 7 essential information fields.

Chip-based citizen ID cards displays 7 essential information fields

The Police Department for Administrative Management of Social Order (C06 – under the Public Security Ministry) has recently announced that the chip and QR code attached onto the new version of citizen ID card contains several essential personal information, including Covid-19-related ones. This allows owners not to bring along so many personal documents, while creating more convenience for the functional agencies in their checking task.