Jun 09, 2014 / 09:52

Vietnamese using iPhone to be spared from hacker attacks

Millions of iPhone users in Vietnam can sigh with relief as BKAV, the best known internet security solution provider in Vietnam, has said that users were not hurt by hacking of many iPhone users in Australia and the US.

Many iPhone users in Australia and the US had accounts hacked recently because they used their iPhone accounts with some online services. Meanwhile, Vietnamese have been spared from the incident because few of them use these services.

Ngo Tuan Anh, vice president of BKAV, a well known internet security expert, said that a series of online services had been attacked recently. From the affected accounts of the online services, the attackers logged into iCloud.com and hacked iPhones.

However, Anh said that online services remain unfamiliar to the majority of Vietnamese using iPhones. Online services can only grow in use when they are supported by a perfect online payment infrastructure.

The victims of the iPhone attacks were advised to contact Apple for support, but they were also warned that they would lose all the data saved in the phones. Therefore, iPhone users were told to back up data to protect from future hacks.

The report was based on statistics provided by BKAV’s virus supervision system. In the first five months of 2014 alone, Smartphone BKAV Mobile Security found 621,000 malicious codes. Meanwhile, the figure was much lower at 528,000 for the whole year of 2013.

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