Web attacks in Vietnam drop 65 percent in first 9 months

By Dang Khoa   November 5, 2020 | 08:39 am GMT+7
Web attacks in Vietnam drop 65 percent in first 9 months
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Vietnam recorded 3,041 web attacks in the first nine months of 2020, down 64.8 percent year-on-year, according to local cybersecurity firm Cystack.

The Hanoi-based company stated in its recent web security report the country experiences around 10 web attacks a day on average and that the two most hacked domain names are .com and .vn, accounting for 85 percent.

In the first nine months, the country saw the lowest number of web attacks in the first quarter with 838 cases before the number surged to 1,067 in the second, and 1,147 in the third quarter.

Compared to a year ago, the number of attacks fell 78.2 percent in the first quarter, 46 percent in the second, and 55.8 percent in the third.

Vietnam was the country with the 18th most website attacks in the world during the first nine months of 2020, with the top three nations being the U.S. (114,384 cases), Turkey (56,903), and India (19,226).

The report noted the world saw an overall drop in the number of web attacks in general except for Asia and Oceania, which saw the number of cases recorded in the first nine months rise 4.1 percent and 9 percent year-on-year, respectively.

 
 
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