Sep 14, 2017 / 16:30

ASEAN CERT Incident Drill held in Hanoi

The Vietnam Computer Emergency Response Team (VNCERT) yesterday organised the 2017 ASEAN Computer Emergency Response Team Incident Drill (ACID) in Hanoi.

The drill drew the participation of 15 computer emergency response teams from Southeast Asian nations, Australia, India, Japan and the Republic of Korea.

They were updated with the latest cyber security trends, along with seeking to detect cyber attackers and set up solutions to the incidents.

Deputy Minister of Information and Communications Nguyen Thanh Hung affirmed that the event aims to maintain communication channels among the countries as well as enhance competence in dealing with real situation, particularly skills in implementing investigation and analysis of malicious codes.

VNCERT deputy director Nguyen Trong Lich said that in Vietnam, the drill was deployed in three cities, including Hanoi, Da Nang and Ho Chi Minh City under the VNCERT’s coordination.

There were groups and corporations providing telecommunications, information, and technology and information security services like VNCERT experts, BKAV, Viettel, VNPT, CMC Infosec and VNPT Technology.

By September 8, 2017, the VNCERT detected 1,762 phishing sites, 4,595 infected websites that had spread malware on the Internet and 3,607 websites attacked for defacement.

Regarding the attack of WannaCry virus, one of the largest-ever cyber-attacks affecting computers across the globe, the centre issued warnings as well as offered protection measures to all users to guard against the ransomware and its variations.

VNCERT is a member of the Asia Pacific Computer Emergency Response Team (APCERT). It has been developing with 124 units and 500 technicians. The centre detected millions of IP addresses which were infected and controlled by host computers outside Vietnam. It also found over 18,000 infected websites that had spread malware on the Internet, including 88 state agency websites.

Vietnam has joined ACID, which is held annually in Southeast Asia, for 12 years.