In 2017, the damage caused by computer viruses to Vietnamese users has reached VND 12,300 billion, equivalent to USD 540 million, far from VND 10,400 billion of the last year. This is the result of the cyber security assessment conducted by Bkav Corporation in December 2017. The damage in Viet Nam has hit a record in recent years.

November 27, 2017, Bkav's security experts (from Vietnam) have successfully crafted a new mask, which beats Face ID in the way that twins unlock iPhone X. With this new research, Bkav raises the severity level to all users, instead of just some special individuals in Bkav's previous recommendations.

IoT devices such as Wi-Fi Router, IP Camera and so on used by Vietnamese families being targeted by Mirai malware, 15 million computers being infected by virus in the last 3 months are the highlights of cyber security in 3rd quarter of 2017.

In mid-October, a 9-year-old serious flaw on the kernel of Linux operating system was discovered. Named Dirty COW, the flaw affects all Linux system from version 2.6.22. According to Bkav, Vietnam now has 5,058 affected systems including important services such as FTP Server and Webserver.

Bkav Corporation has just announced the analysis which showed that malware attacking Vietnam Airlines – the nation’s flag air carrier also appeared in many other organizations and businesses.

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