Hackers fail to access confidential data of ministry

Tuesday, Jun 24, 2014 16:51

Hackers recently attack email system of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment. The ministry's IT Department confirms the attack, saying that confidential files in its system are still safe. — Photo quantrimang.com.vn

HA NOI (Biz Hub) — Hackers have not accessed the confidential files in the computer system of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE), said Nguyen Huu Chinh, director of the ministry's IT Department.

"There have been similar attacks on the network system of the ministry in recent times, but we have resolved them," he said.

After detecting the attacks, the IT department checked all systems and localised the targeted area to be able to solve any issues early.

Speaking to Biz Hub, Ngo Tuan Anh, deputy director of Bkav's cyber security, said that the company did not provide anti-virus software to MONRE. Anh said that in this case, the hackers had exploited a loophole in word documents and computers were infected after users downloaded the documents.

"Bkav has recorded similar attacks and our customers are all well-protected. At the moment, Bkav has not received any request for support from MONRE, but we are willing to help if asked," he said. — VNS

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