1,000 Vietnamese websites hacked in first half of September

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Most of the hackers are Chinese while others are Indonesian, Syrian, Turkish, and even Vietnamese, according to SecurityDaily
More than 1,000 Vietnamese websites were attacked mostly by Chinese hackers during the first half of September, a local cyber security page reported Saturday.
It is the highest number on a monthly basis during the January-September period, according to SecurityDaily, which is run by the Vietnam Information Security Association.
Most of the hackers are Chinese while others are Indonesian, Syrian, Turkish, and even Vietnamese, the site said.
Of the attacked websites, 30 have the domain name of gov.vn. Meanwhile, 69 are run by education agencies with the suffix edu.vn.
“Hackers took control of 30 government websites during nearly 20 days starting at the end of August -- an alarming figure,” said SecurityDaily.
Nearly 4,800 Vietnamese websites were victims of cyber-attacks during the first nine months of this year, or twice as much as the number of attacked sites every year during the 2011-2013 period.

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