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30/05/2023 - 18:02

Over 77,000 computers in Vietnam suffer data encryption in 7 months: Bkav

More than 77,000 computers in Vietnam have suffered data encryption since December 2022, according to Bkav – a leading Vietnamese technology corporation that specialises in cyber security and software.

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The corporation’s Technical Support Centre has also received hundreds of calls, asking for assistance in handling data encryption malware.

Recently, its virus monitoring system detected a data-encrypting malicious code called “STOP/DJVU” or “FARGO3” that targets businesses and units using accounting data management software to steal data. According to statistics, more than 260 servers have been compromised from more than 6,000 different Internet Protocols (IPs).

Notably, out of hundreds of cases contacting Bkav for help, more than 50% do not use anti-virus software, or install computer protection applications or software that are not strong enough. In particular, many units have a large volume of important data but use free anti-virus software, so the protection effect is not guaranteed.

To avoid data encryption attacks, experts recommend that users and computer system administration teams regularly back up (backup) important data, proactively install and update copyrighted anti-virus and malicious code detection software for better protection./.


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