Hanoi (VNA) - In the first five months of the year, 1495 cyber attacks disrupted information systems in Vietnam, down 43.9% year-on-year.
According to the National Cybersecurity Monitoring Center of the Information Security Authority of the Ministry of Information and Communication, 701 were phishing attacks (online scam), 498 were front-end attacks ( unwanted modification of a web page) and 296 were malware (malicious software) attacks.
In May alone, 439 cyberattacks caused problems in Vietnam's information systems, a decline of 10.6% from May 2019.
This decline is due to the implementation by the Ministry of Information and Communication of a series of synchronized policy and technical solutions to ensure cybersecurity.
According to the ministry, ensuring cybersecurity is a prerequisite for the establishment of e-government.
Vietnam ranked 50th in the world in the 2018 Global Security Index, compiled in 2019 by the International Telecommunications Union. The country ranked 11th in Asia-Pacific and 5th in Southeast Asia, after Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia. It has thus risen 50 places compared to 2017 being one of the countries with the highest commitments in the five pillars of the index. -VNA
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