The Vietnam Computer Emergency Response Team (VNCERT) released a report saying that since the beginning of 2019, Vietnam has experienced 6,219 cyber attacks, an increase of 104% compared with 2018. These included 2,155 phishing, 3,824 malicious tampering, and 240 malware attacks.
It is reported that the Vietnamese government hopes to improve the cybersecurity situation in the country by strengthening the training of cyberattacks, and it has achieved initial results. According to the International Telecommunication Union’s 2017 report, Vietnam’s cybersecurity status ranks 100th among 175 countries and regions. The 2019 report shows that Vietnam’s cybersecurity status has risen to 50th.
Cybersecurity information company IntSights also issued a risk briefing on the phenomenon of cybercrime in Vietnam. The report pointed out that the rapid growth of Vietnam’s economy has attracted the attention of hackers, resulting in more and more frequent cyber attacks against Vietnam. The report also adds that “Regional cyber threat actors have targeted foreign multinational organizations operating inside Vietnam with increased frequency, and one group appears to be acting in support of Vietnam’s interests by creating economic advantages through cyberattacks on competitors.”