EMAIL AND FACEBOOK ACCOUNTS
in Vietnam were stolen in an extensive cyberattack. A group of hackers have made use of a Google Chrome extension to steal the sign-in details of about 66,000 Facebook, Gmail and Yahoo Mail accounts together with millions of cookies of popular sites, including Paypal, in Vietnam. The cyberattack was uncovered just over a month after Vietnamese Internet users were hit by the WannaCry global ransomware program, Thanh Nien reported.
WannaCry is a ransomware computer virus that targets the Microsoft Windows operating system, a global attack which was launched in May, aiming at a huge number of computer systems around the world by encrypting data stored on the computers to demand money.
The cyber-security unit of Hanoi-based Internet company VCCorp found that the cyberattack had not been carried out by a lone hacker, but a group of professional ones. Email accounts of employees at Vietnam’s major banks, such as Vietcombank, VietinBank, BIDV and OCB, were also on the list of victims.