13 Jan '12, 5am

Vietnam saw over 6 million new viruses in 2011 #infosec #hack #cybersecurity

Vietnam saw over 6 million new viruses in 2011 #infosec #hack #cybersecurity

Vietnam News/ANN Friday, Jan 13, 2012 HA NOI - Computer viruses are on the rise in Vietnam, according to the country's leading internet security firm BKAV. The firm noted about 64.2 million virus attacks on computers last year, a 10 per cent rise over the previous year. The figure represents an average of 175 attacks per day, the Ha Noi-based company said. As many as 38,961 new virus strains emerged in Vietnam last year, with the W32.Salaty.PE malware being one of the most destructive, with about 4.2 million attacks registered by the malware on computers across the nation. This malicious programme infects files on the victim's device and is designed to allow unauthorised users to download and launch other malware on the computer. Meanwhile, at least 2,240 websites of agencies and enterprises in Vietnam were attacked by both domestic and foreign hackers, according to BKAV. ...

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