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Destruction after disruption: cyber security becoming top priority

Destruction after disruption: cyber security becoming top priority

The WannaCry ransomware shook the media last month by infecting, encrypting, and ransoming the data of roughly 200,000 victims in 150 countries, in a cyber attack of unprecedented measures, according to EU police body Europol. With the reappearance of the threat at a Honda manufacturing facility in Japan and the emergence of the GoldenEye virus in Ukraine, companies and organisations need to take a long hard look at their cyber defences.

Firms scramble to recover from wave of cyberattacks

Firms scramble to recover from wave of cyberattacks

KIEV: Thousands of computer users across the globe scrambled on Wednesday to reboot after a wave of ransomware cyberattacks spread from Ukraine and Russia across Europe to the United States.

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Foreign funds pour money into tech startups

Foreign funds pour money into tech startups

More and more technology firms are receiving investment from foreign venture funds, which indicates the maturing of the Vietnamese technology community.

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Internet traffic back to normal in mid-July

Internet traffic back to normal in mid-July

Repair of the Asia-Pacific Gateway (APG) submarine optic cable system will not be completed prior to July 14, so international Internet traffic will remain choppy until then, according to a source from the APG management board.

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EU hits Google with record US$2.7 billion fine

EU hits Google with record US$2.7 billion fine

EU antitrust regulators hit Google with a record 2.4-billion-euro (US$2.7 billion) fine for favouring its own shopping service, taking a tough line in the first of three probes of its dominance in searches and smartphone operating systems.

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Facebook hits two billion user mark

Facebook hits two billion user mark

SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook said on Tuesday (Jun 27) it now counts two billion active monthly users, as the social giant's founder Mark Zuckerberg highlighted his new mission - not just connecting people, but helping them find common ground.

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Samsung to sell off refurbished Galaxy Note 7s: Reports

Samsung to sell off refurbished Galaxy Note 7s: Reports

SEOUL: The world's biggest smartphone maker Samsung will next week start reselling refurbished Galaxy Note 7 devices after a humiliating recall over exploding batteries last year, news reports said on Tuesday (Jun 27).

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Facebook to produce own TV series, games

Facebook to produce own TV series, games

NEW YORK: Facebook is starting production on high-quality television series and gaming shows to be broadcast on its platform, one of the social media giant's executives said on Monday (Jun 26).

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Cloud key to 4th industrial revolution

Cloud key to 4th industrial revolution

Cloud computing is a crucial technological trend and has become an important technology during the fourth industrial revolution, according to Nguyen Thanh Phuc, director general of the Authority of Information Technology Application.

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A lionhearted Vietnamese mobile network brand

A lionhearted Vietnamese mobile network brand

For the first time, a Vietnamese company has successfully developed a real-time billing system (OCS) for telecommunication networks, a product similar to banks’ core banking system, but larger in scale and complexity.

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Smart devices malware more than doubles in 2017

Smart devices malware more than doubles in 2017

The total number of malware samples targeting smart devices has reached more than 7,000, with over half of these emerging in 2017, according to Kaspersky Lab’s researchers.

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PM approves incentives for Hòa Lạc Hi-Tech Park

PM approves incentives for Hòa Lạc Hi-Tech Park

Domestic and foreign investors who implement a new project worth at least VND4 trillion (US$176 million) at Hoa Lac Hi-Tech Park (HHTP) will enjoy corporate income tax of 10 per cent for 30 years.

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APG submarine cable damaged

APG submarine cable damaged

The Asia Pacific Gateway (APG) submarine cable snapped at its Viet Nam-Hong Kong segment at 4pm, on Tuesday.

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NUS Study: Cybercriminals exploit pirated software to fuel malware infections in Asia-Pacific

NUS Study: Cybercriminals exploit pirated software to fuel malware infections in Asia-Pacific

Cybercriminals are compromising computers by embedding malware in pirated software and the online channels that offer them, according to the result released today of the study “Cybersecurity Risks from Non-Genuine Software” conducted by the National University of Singapore (NUS) Faculty of Engineering and commissioned by Microsoft.

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OVs scientists propose measures to boost IC industry

OVs scientists propose measures to boost IC industry

Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam hosted a reception in Hanoi on June 16 for a delegation of Overseas Vietnamese experts and scientists who gave recommendations on how to develop Vietnam’s integrated circuit (IC) industry to tap opportunities from the 4.0 industrial revolution.

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More renewable energy projects licensed

More renewable energy projects licensed

The number of renewable energy plants capitalized at VND1.2-1.4 trillion has been increasing rapidly.

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