Approximately 160,000 computers a day in Vietnam got slammed with malware last year, with most PCs being infected at an alarming rate by the Conficker virus, according to the Vietnam Informatics Department.
According to Vietnamese news source VietNamNet, the Ministry of Public Security said Vietnam now ranks among the 10 nations that have the highest risk of information vulnerability. Additionally, the domain .vn also ranks third on the list of domains most likely to face attacks.
Many large Vietnamese websites have security flaws that make them vulnerable to being hijacked, the ministry said. Most Vietnamese websites have been built using ASP.NET technology and use IIS 6.0 service, which puts them at greater risk, the ministry noted.
More than 1,000 Vietnamese websites were attacked last year because of security flaws, including those belonging to financial institutions, banks, and securities companies.
Nearly half of businesses and administrative agencies in Vietnam said they bolstered cybersecurity investment in 2010, compared to 37 percent in 2009. At the same time, more than 60 percent of businesses said they do not know how to react to computer attacks. More than 50 percent of organizations lack procedures to counter cyber attacks, the ministry noted.