LookAtVietnam - The 3G network, commonly used for wireless phones in Vietnam, is the next target for hi-tech criminals, warn police engaged in combating cyber-crimes.
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At a seminar on combating hi-tech crime in HCM City on April 21, police pointed out that Apple Iphone, increasingly used in Vietnam, is at high risk for attacks by hackers.
They also referred to the boom in social networks, which offer hackers a good reason to try new tricks to threaten web security.
In the first three months of 2010, more than 300 websites with the domain name “.vn” in Vietnam were attacked by foreign hackers and some 150,000 PCs were infected with viruses and Trojans – spyware used to steal private information from individuals.
Vietnam is still among the top ten nations in the world with the highest rate of email spam.
In recent years, hackers have focused on IT networks in the financial and banking sectors as well as their online payment systems.
In 2009, they hacked more than 1,000 websites in Vietnam.