In the first 10 months of 2020, the National Cyber Security Surveillance Center recorded, warned and instructed how to handle 4,161 network attacks on information systems in Vietnam.
The above information has just been announced by the Ministry of Information and Communications in the report on the implementation of the Government’s Resolution 17/2019 on “Some key tasks and solutions for e-Government development in the period of 2019-2020, with orientations to 2025 ”in October 2020.
582 network attacks on Vietnam’s systems in October
The Ministry of Information and Communications stated that, in October 2020, the organization of inspection, assessment, monitoring, and assurance of network safety and security for information systems serving e-Government continued to be promoted. strong.
In October 2020, the National Cyber Security Monitoring Center (NCSC) under the Department of Information Security, the Ministry of Information and Communications recorded, warned and instructed to handle 582 network attacks on systems. information in Vietnam, up 0.34% over the same period last October.
|In the last 4 months, the number of IP addresses in Vietnam in ghost computer networks (IP Botnet) has continuously decreased (Artwork)|
Just before that, in July, August and September 2020, the technical system of the National Cyber Security Surveillance Center also recorded the number of cyber attacks on information systems in Vietnam. continue to decrease or increase slightly over the months.
Specifically, in July 2020, there were 521 cyber attacks on information systems in Vietnam including 232 Phishing attacks (phishing attacks), 168 Defaces (interface change attacks) and 121 Malware (malicious code attack) was recognized by NCSC, warned and directed to handle, decreased 0.19% compared to June 2020.
In August 2020, the total number of cyber attacks on information systems in Vietnam recorded, warned and handled by NCSC was 517 (199 Phishing cases, 160 Defaces, 158 Malware attacks). decrease by 0.77% compared to July 2020.
With September 2020, NCSC’s data showed that 524 cyber attacks on information systems in Vietnam were recorded, warned and instructed to be handled (204 Phishing cases, 158 Defaces, 162 cases of Malware), an increase of 1.35% compared to August 2020.
For the first 10 months of this year, NCSC Center under the Department of Information Security, Ministry of Information and Communications has recorded, warned and instructed to handle a total of 4,161 cyber attacks on information systems in Vietnam, down 7.82% over the same period in the first 10 months of 2019.
Especially, since the Ministry of Information and Communications presided over and coordinated with domestic and foreign information security businesses to start implementing the campaign “Review and remove malware nationwide in 2020” until mid-month. 10/2020, the number of IP addresses of Vietnam located in ghost computer networks (IP Botnet) has decreased sharply, from more than 2 million to over 1.3 million.
According to experts, the number of recorded network attacks, warnings and instructions for handling only increased slightly, the number of Botnet IP addresses continued to decrease compared to the previous month, showing positive signs. when decreasing in the last 4 months.
Awareness of information security improved markedly
From the perspective of a business, in the discussion at the online seminar “Which solution will improve the security and security index of Vietnam?” organized by VietnamNet’s ICTnews website in collaboration with Information Security Department, Ministry of Information and Communications on October 30th, Mr. Nguyen Thanh Dat, Deputy General Director of Vietnam Cyber Security Technology Joint Stock Company (VNCS) , CEO of VNCS Global assessed that over the past time, the work of ensuring network safety and security in state agencies, organizations and enterprises has made positive changes.
“In practice when offering and providing services to many agencies, organizations and businesses in Vietnam, we realize that all units are very aware of the need to develop safety plans. for information systems. I think that is thanks to the recent encouragement of the Government and the Ministry of Information and Communications to adopt specific mechanisms and policies to support domestic information security enterprises to actively participate in security work. agencies and units ”, Mr. Nguyen Thanh Dat shared.
However, the Deputy Director of VNCS also stated that there are still many difficulties related to financial and human resources issues, so many units have not really implemented strong information security.
Emphasizing the awareness of leaders and users is a very important factor to ensure information security, the representative of VNCS added that, through contact with many units, it can be seen that the leaders are very aware. clearly understand the role of information security in its operations.
However, there are still a number of units, often non-IT specialized agencies, when proposed by IT staff to implement some information security measures, it is not easy to be approved and granted experience. performance fee. “Therefore, the issue of raising awareness about information security, especially for leaders, should continue to pay attention in the coming time”, said a representative of VNCS Company.
To ensure cyberinformation security, in the coming time, the Ministry of Information and Communications will continue to strengthen monitoring, proactively scanning on Vietnam’s cyberspace, evaluating, statistics and continuing to promote propaganda. warnings on the mass media for users to know and avoid.
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