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Bkav Released a Forecast about DDoS and Malware Attacks in 2015


Bizhub.vn reported on 14th January, 2015 quoting Vietnamese security firm Bkav as "Malware and distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks will continue to threaten network security in 2015."

It observes that hackers will continue to distribute links infected with viruses on social networks. Malware and Spy software which attack purposely will become more dangerous as they can change according to targets. Hackers will access penetration from backdoor of computers of victims to collect information about users and systems. When the data is sent to servers, it will be analyzed, exploited and selected to update malicious software with customized function for each victim and this sophisticated attack will be a target method for new-generation spyware.

The company advises users to install anti-virus software on computers and mobile phones.

Bkav added that DDoS attacks created much trouble for network administrators in 2014 and it will continue to happen this year because several enterprises and government agencies are depending on the Internet.

Bkav also highlighted some trends related to malware and the loss incurred due to them in 2014.

Bkav said that Vietnamese users lost around 400 million US dollars in 2014 due to malicious software programs.

The firm said that the virus has damaged around 8.5 trillion VND or 396.12 million US dollars in 2014.

The firm said that each computer user in Vietnam lost 1.23 million VND (57 US dollars) on an average to malicious software in 2014 which has been calculated on the income of victims and amount of time their work was disrupted by malware issues.

Presently, Vietnam has minimum 6.98 million users of computers across the country.

Bkav also released a brief report on Internet security in Vietnam in 2014 revealing that 90%of mobile phone users in Vietnam are regularly disturbed by SMS spam with 43% of them received at least an unwanted message per day.

The firm says that the virus which was spread through USB devices and fake apps are also threatening users in Vietnam.

Eighty-three percent of computers in Vietnam were infected with viruses distributed through thumb drives at least once in 2014 whereas only 13% of respondents said that they paid attention to the makers before downloading their apps.

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