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What helps to continuously reduce the rate of Vietnamese IP addresses in the botnet?


From the end of last year to the end of February 2021, the number of Vietnamese IP addresses in the botnet network (network ghost computer – PV) has continued to decrease to 917,492 addresses.

Reduce nearly 1.1 million Vietnamese IP addresses in ghost computer networks

Specifically, according to the centralized surveillance system of the National Cyber ​​Security Monitoring Center (NCSC), at the beginning of December 2020, the number of Vietnamese IP addresses in the computer network. the code is 1,052,479 addresses.

The proportion of Vietnamese IP addresses in botnet decreased. Unit: Thousand addresses

Then, in January 2021, this number was 1,004,706 addresses, down 1.05% from December 2020 and 29.85% lower than the same period last year. In February 2021, the number of Vietnamese IP addresses in ghost computer networks was only 917,492, down by 8.68% compared to January 2021 and down 44.16% compared to the same period of February last year. .

This also indicates that, for about 8 consecutive months, the number of Vietnamese IP addresses in ghost computer networks tends to decrease.

The reason that the number of Vietnamese IP addresses in the ghost computer network continues to decline in the first 2 months of this year, according to NCSC experts, is that individuals, organizations and units have raised awareness and extreme coordination in handling and removing malicious code even after the campaign “Review and remove malicious code nationwide by 2020”.

From before opening the campaign to check and handle malware until the end of February 2021, the total number of Vietnamese IP addresses that are no longer in the ghost computer networks is nearly 1.1 million. (Artwork: Internet).

The campaign “Review and handle malware nationwide in 2020” was launched by the Ministry of Information and Communications around mid-July 2020 and ended in mid-December 2020, towards the long-term goal of ensuring safety for users on Vietnam’s cyberspace, promoting the digital transformation of the country.

Deployed on the entire Vietnamese cyberspace, the campaign is directly led by the NCSC Center under the Department of Information Security, the Ministry of Information and Communications is the focal point to coordinate and accompany with domestic and foreign information security businesses. perform.

Before this campaign took place, according to research by security firms, the status of malware infection in Vietnam has decreased but still remains high compared to other countries in the world. Actual statistics at that time showed that Vietnam had about 16 million IPv4 addresses, of which about 3 million IP addresses were regularly blacklisted by many international organizations; 2 million IP addresses are routinely located in large ghost computer networks.

Talking to ICTnews, NCSC Center Director Tran Quang Hung said that the campaign “Review and handle malware nationwide in 2020” has achieved very positive results, reaching the goal of reducing the number of 50%. IP addresses infected with malicious code / botnet in Vietnam Besides, the campaign also has a viral effect, raising awareness of network safety and security for everyone.

According to statistics, during the campaign was deployed, there were about 8 million users reaching the campaign, 5 million people participated and used the free tools provided.

In particular, at the beginning of December 2020 – when the campaign was nearing its end, the number of Vietnamese IP addresses in the ghost computer network was 1,052,479, down about 48% compared to the time before the campaign. 2,014,512 locations).

Thus, from before the campaign “Review and handle malware nationwide in 2020” until the end of February 2021, the number of Vietnamese IP addresses no longer in ghost computer networks is near. 1.1 million addresses.

The beginning step for a long war on cyberspace

In the latest report of Kaspersky Security Network, Mr. Yeo Siang Tiong – General Director of Kaspersky Southeast Asia commented: “Despite the challenging situation caused by the pandemic, Vietnam still achieved the results. active in cybersecurity thanks to the coordinated efforts of the government and private partners in the campaign “Review and remove malware nationwide 2020” by NCSC Center in coordination with domestic and foreign organizations. Deployed country ”.

NCSC Director Tran Quang Hung also shared that the nationwide campaign of checking and handling malware is the most prominent and meaningful activity of this agency in 2020. “The most important result of the campaign is not a 50% reduction in the rate of malicious code, the proportion of Vietnamese IP addresses in the ghost computer network, but more importantly, the first time there is a collection activity. attracting, calling for the participation and joining hands of numerous agencies, units, businesses and individuals ”, a representative of NCSC Center expressed.

Specifically, according to the NCSC Center’s analysis, in order for the campaign to achieve the above-mentioned positive results, it is thanks to the co-deployment of businesses in the Alliance for Malware Prevention and handling and handling cyber attacks business, the system of specialized information security units in provinces, cities and ministries; especially users and businesses.

The NCSC representative emphasized that checking and handling malware is a long-term battle, not the end of the campaign. The campaign “Review and handle malware nationwide in 2020” is the beginning of a “long” war of Vietnam on cyberspace.

In the coming time, there are many things we must continue to do, from using copyrighted software, having Vietnam’s own information security “immune system”, to raising people’s awareness, business perception.

In 2021, programs of a community nature will continue to be implemented by NCSC Center with other agencies and units. The aim is to make these programs a regular activity, both helping people to raise common awareness about ensuring network safety and security, and increasing solidarity among agencies and units. .

Van Anh

Publish a real-time map of the nationwide malware removal campaign

Publish a real-time map of the nationwide malware removal campaign

After 10 days of implementing the campaign “Review and remove malware nationwide 2020”, more than 100,000 infected computers have been supported to handle. For the convenience of the community, real-time campaign maps have just been released.

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