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Vietnam’s website safety rankings improved significantly in the first three quarters of 2020


According to CyStack’s global website attack map system, in the first 9 months of this year, Vietnam has significantly improved the website security situation compared to last year. Specifically, the number of attacks in the first 3 quarters of 2020 decreased to 64.8%.

Becoming positive

Website network security report in the first 9 months of 2020 has just been published by CyStack Information Security Company on November 3, 2020.

As a statistical report and analysis of website attacks around the world, website security reports are periodically made by CyStack. Data in this report is extracted from CyStack Attack Map system (attacks.cystack.net) researched and developed by CyStack.

In the first nine months of 2020, the newly published report noted the positive trend of website security globally. Specifically, the CyStack Attack Map system recorded 343,365 attacks on the website, down 24.7% over the same period last year.

Vietnam's website safety rankings improved significantly in the first three quarters of 2020
The chart compares the number of website attacks globally in the first 3 quarters of 2019 and 2020.

A positive sign is also shown in the decreasing trend over time of website attacks in 2020. The number of website attacks in the second quarter of 2020 and the third quarter of 2020 decreased by 17.1% and 38 respectively, 8% over the same period in 2019.

Vietnam's website safety rankings improved significantly in the first three quarters of 2020
Statistics on the number of website attacks worldwide by continent.

Also according to the report, Asia is the second hot spot, only after the US when considering the number of website attacks with 113,913 cases, equivalent to 33.2% of the total number of attacks globally.

Thus, in the first 9 months of 2020, Asia went against the downtrend of the world when the number of website attacks increased by 4.1% over the same period in 2019.

Statistics show that, among countries in Asia, Turkey is the country with the highest increase in website attacks in the first three quarters of 2020 with 56,903 cases, up 31.7% over the same period last year. . Turkey also increased a ranking on the Top 15 countries with the most website attacks in the world, ranking at 2nd place.

Vietnam's website safety rankings improved significantly in the first three quarters of 2020

It can be seen that compared to 2019, in the last 3 quarters, some countries have no change in website security rankings such as the US and Singapore. In addition, some countries have witnessed a significant increase in cyber attacks targeting websites such as Brazil, Croatia, Iran, and Australia, making these countries in the Top 15 countries with the number of websites / web servers affected. attack the world’s most

Which content management platform website is hacked the most?

The website security report for the first 9 months of 2020 also shows that WordPress is still the content management platform (CMS) used the most by hacked websites. While this is not synonymous with the belief that WordPress is a poor security platform, WordPress website owners should still be vigilant and take website security measures for their websites.

Vietnam's website safety rankings improved significantly in the first three quarters of 2020
Chart analysis of hacked websites by content management platform.

More specifically, many websites use Elementor Builder – a WordPress-based extension to help website design and landing pages, which have become targets of attack by hackers. This event happened shortly after researchers discovered a serious security vulnerability in the Elementor Ultimate Addon plugin affecting 1 million websites.

Number of attacks on websites in Vietnam decreased by nearly 65%

According to experts, by implementing many measures to prevent cyber attacks, Vietnam has significantly improved the website security situation compared to 2019. Specifically, as recorded from the CyStack Attack Map system shows, The number of attacks in the first three quarters of 2020 has decreased by 64.8% compared to the same period in 2019, from 8,418 to 3,041 cases.

Vietnam's website safety rankings improved significantly in the first three quarters of 2020

Summarizing the first 9 months of 2020, Vietnam ranks 18th on the global website attack map. In the last 5 quarters, Vietnam has significantly improved website security, especially in the first quarter of 2020 with only 838 cases and ranked 19th in the world. The number of website attacks in Vietnam increased slightly in the second and third quarter of 27.3% and 7.5%, respectively, compared to the previous quarter.

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Nearly 4,200 cyber attacks on Vietnam are supported to handle in 10 months

Nearly 4,200 cyber attacks on Vietnam are supported to handle in 10 months

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.

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