HANOI, May 16 (Xinhua) -- Vietnam Computer Emergency Response Team (VNCERT) under the Ministry of Information and Communications has urged organizations and companies nationwide to prevent possible attacks from WannaCry ransomware.
In a statement, VNCERT urged leaders of the central government, ministerial organizations, as well as companies nationwide to prevent and stop spreading of attacks by WannaCry ransomware, reported local Bao Dau Tu (Vietnam Investment Review) online newspaper on Tuesday.
According to VNCERT, this is a very dangerous ransomware, which can steal information and encrypt the entire server system. With the published system vulnerabilities, hackers can carry out the attacks and cause serious consequences.
Above-mentioned units are asked to closely watch out and prevent WannaCry from connecting to the servers as well as update the protection systems such as IDS/IPS, Firewall.
Earlier on Monday, the country's leading security firm BKAV told Xinhua that hundreds of computers in Vietnam have been infected with WannaCry ransomeware which is spreading all over the world.