Hanoi (VNA) - Computer viruses caused estimated losses of 20.9 trillion VND (902 million USD) to Vietnamese users last year, much higher than the 14.9 trillion VND reported in 2018, reported Bkav Technology Group. The group's report focused on cyber security last year and forecasts for 2020. The proliferation of computers infected with data encryption malware and advanced persistent threat (APT) malware were the main cause of these huge losses. The total number of infected computers recorded last year reached 85.2 million, an increase of 3.5 percent compared to 2018. Bkav experts said the first reason was the download and installation of unknown software found floating on the internet. Eight out of 10 computers were infected with viruses when installing software downloaded from the internet. Although the rate of virus infections via USB was still high at 55 percent, it decreased by 22 percent compared to 2018. In contrast, viruses transmitted … [Read more...] about Computer viruses cause 902 million USD in damage to Vietnamese users
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