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Malware intentionally attacking national banks and critical infrastructure in VN

The Vietnam Computer Emergency Response Team (VNCERT) issued an urgent warning yesterday about monitoring and stopping harmful connections as well as erasing malware files that are purposely attacking banks and critical infrastructure of the nation.

Malware intentionally attacking national banks and critical infrastructure in VN

Until July 2018, VNCERT has acknowledged many forms of intentional attacks of hackers against information systems of certain banks and essential infrastructure in Vietnam.

In these cases, hackers have done thorough research on their victims before carrying out ingenious contrivances via high-tech methods to deceive information security systems of banks and critical infrastructure. By doing this, they are able to take full control of victims’ computers, after which they can attack others in the local network. The result is a leak or even a loss of confidential information.

Because of the high-tech methods being used, it is extremely difficult for security systems to detect or eliminate actions of these hackers. This has helped them to maintain their secretive control for a long time.

Mr. Nguyen Khac Lich, Deputy Director of VNCERT, affirmed that the discussed malware is terribly dangerous since it is able to steal various kinds of information while simultaneously destroy attacked information systems.

Therefore, VNCERT requests that leaders of organizations strictly follow coordinating orders. Also, banks and critical national infrastructure are asked to urgently implement appropriate technological solutions to timely identify and stop those hazardous intentional cyber-attacks.

By TRAN BINH – Translated by Yen Nhi

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