Website and fanpage of VOV electronic newspaper were attacked by denial of service (DDoS), causing overloaded access bandwidth. This agency has requested the Ministry of Public Security to investigate.
On the morning of June 14, Ngo Thieu Phong, Editor-in-Chief of the VOV electronic newspaper, said that the agency had sent a dispatch requesting the Ministry of Public Security to investigate and clarify cyber attacks targeting the VOV website and the platform. the agency’s social media platform.
A leader of the Department of Cybersecurity and High-Tech Crime Prevention (Ministry of Public Security) also confirmed that he had received an official letter from VOV. Currently, the Department of Cybersecurity and High-Tech Crime Prevention and a number of professional units of the Ministry of Public Security have investigated and clarified. In addition, the Cyber Emergency Response Center (VNCERT) and network operators also participate in supporting and solving problems. At the time of the cyber attack, readers could not access the website of VOV newspaper. Photo: VOV. Exchange with Zing , a representative of VOV’s technical department said that cyberattacks on the agency’s resource system began on June 12. At about 13:00 on June 13, the bandwidth system was overloaded, suspected of being attacked by a denial of service (DDoS). On the morning of June 14, the administrator continued to record a new attack that caused the bandwidth of the system and the website to be overloaded. This is the first time this newspaper has been attacked by DDoS. In addition to the above attacks, the VOV side also believes that the person behind the attacks also discredits the stars of the VOV electronic newspaper on Google or repeatedly makes offensive and threatening comments on the newspaper’s fanpage. The VOV side is reviewing and detecting malicious code in the system, and at the same time limiting the consequences of cyberattacks, calculating damage to coordinate with authorities to solve.