The Hanoitimes - Nexusguard Limited’s report for the fourth quarter of 2018 showed Vietnam’s significant position in the global DDoS attack picture.
Vietnam ranks fourth in the world and first in Southeast Asia for Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack sources, reports at the conference "Protect network and data from DDoS attacks aiming at organizations and businesses" in Hanoi on May 3 showed.
At the conference, Product and Marketing Manager of Nexusguard Limited Donny Chong shared an overview of DDoS attacks in the world and Vietnam with the latest figures collected by Nexusguard.
Nexusguard Limited’s report for the fourth quarter of 2018 showed Vietnam’s significant position in the global DDoS attack picture. In particular, Vietnam ranks sixth globally in the number of DDoS attacks after China, the US, France, Russia and Brazil.
Vietnam and Brazil shared the same proportion of DDoS attacks in Q4/2018 at 3.53% of the total globally. Vietnam ranked second in the Asia Pacific region in the number of DDoS attacks at 9.52% behind China. The country took the fourth position globally in generating DDoS attacks, at 2.29%.
In an effort to counter this type of cyber attack, Acting Director of the Information Security Department under the Ministry of Information and Communications Nguyen Huy Dung said that the National Center for Cyber ??Security has built and operated an anti-Internet attack system in Vietnam. The system is linked to the systems of businesses and operators handle denial-of-service attacks.
The center’s statistics show that from mid-2018 until the end of the first quarter of 2019, when solutions to ensure network safety and security were drastically deployed, the number of network attacks leading to incidents has decreased compared to the previous period. In particular, the number of cyber attacks on information systems in Vietnam and the number of Vietnamese IP addresses in computer networks continue to decline sharply in the first quarter of 2019, Dung stressed.