F-Secure and Mobile World Investment Corporation (MWG) team up to bring brilliantly simple internet security to Vietnam

MWG will offer F-Secure TOTAL to defend internet users against cyber threats and data leaks

Helsinki, Finland – Sep 14th, 2022: MWG will offer F-Secure TOTAL to defend internet users against cyber threats and data leaks.  F-Secure, a global leader in cyber security experiences, and retailer MWG have announced a partnership that will bring F-Secure TOTAL to Vietnam. This brilliantly simple security solution is now available in 3000+ MWG stores in the “thegioididong” mobile phone retail chain and “Dien May Xanh” consumer electronics retail chain in Vietnam nationwide. 

“The economy’s shift to hybrid and remote work has created significant opportunities for cybercriminals. As consumers’ dependency on devices and connectivity have increased, almost two thirds of consumers find themselves increasingly worrying about online security and privacy. Consumers deserve the confidence that comes from security designed to make every digital moment more secure,” said Paul Palmer, Senior Vice President of F-Secure’s Partner business. “We are delighted to partner MWG to offer security solutions for their customers.”

In the first 6 months of 2022, Vietnam experienced 6641 cyberattacks, an increase of nearly 128% compared with the same period last year. Of these attacks, 4086 attempted to install malware, 1696 involved phishing, and 859 included incidents of cyber defacement, according to a recent report from the Vietnam National Cyber Security Center.* 

“For many of us, mobile phones and computers are embedded in our personal and professional lives. We aim to help consumers secure their devices, stay safe online and protect their personal information and privacy,” according to Tran Van Hoang, CCO of MWG.

F-Secure TOTAL is built to address consumers’ security and privacy needs – in one holistic experience. 

Combining endpoint protection, banking protection, browsing protection and parental control, TOTAL also comes withs fully integrated VPN technology that keeps users safe from attackers and trackers on unsecured public WiFi networks at hotels, restaurants, and airports In addition, ID protection that defends users against online identity theft with 24/7 data breach monitoring and a password vault that makes signing into accounts easier and safer.

A recent F-Secure survey found that 42% of the internet users in Vietnam have experienced at least one form of cybercrime in the past 12 months and almost twice that percentage, 81%, feel that they could become a victim of cybercrime or identity theft. The survey also indicated that a recent spate of phishing attacks impersonating banks in Vietnam has registered with consumers, with 88% of users expressing worry that someone may hack their bank account to steal money.

More information about partnering with F-Secure is available here

 

About Mobile World Investment Corporation (MWG)

Mobile World Investment Corporation (MWG) is the No.1 Retailer in Vietnam by revenue and net profit after tax with more than 4,500 stores nationwide. MWG operates the following concepts: “thegioididong” mobile phone retail chain, “Dien May Xanh” consumer electronics retail chains, “Bach Hoa Xanh” grocery retail chain. MWG was proudly named in Top 50 best big public companies in Asia (voted by Forbes) and the only Vietnamese representative in Top 100 Asia-Pacific Retailers voted by Retail Asia Magazine and Euromonitor.

MWG concentrates on developing excellent customer services that are in line with the corporate culture of putting customers as the first priority in all actions.

 

Sources

[1] *https://e.nhipcaudautu.vn/tech/vietnam-hit-by-265-cyber-attacks-a-week-3346487 

[2] **F-Secure - Vietnam Consumer Survey 2022 

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