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HKCERT – Petwrap / NotPetya Ransomware Encrypts Victim Data

A new variant of ransomware known as Petwrap / Petrwrap / Petya / NotPetya / Nyetya is spreading quickly. HKCERT was aware that it is widespread overseas. The different name indicate the industry is debating if the ransomware is directly related to another known ransomware Petya. It incorporated the attack method from the WannaCry ransomware […]

Hong Kong firms urged to sharpen focus on cybersecurity

Many private and public organisations in Hong Kong continue to lag in cybersecurity, raising the spectre of potential new breaches as advanced technologies like artificial intelligence and the so-called internet-of-things become mainstream applications in the city, a panel of experts told a forum held by the South China Morning Post on Friday. “It’s already 2017, […]

Hong Kong faces second-highest risk of cybersecurity breaches in Asia, report finds

Hong Kong faces the second-highest risk of cybersecurity attacks in Asia despite having the most number of firms that increased spending on IT security, according to a new report. Telecommunications company Telstra’s Cybersecurity Report 2017 found that 14.7 per cent of Hong Kong firms have been hit with cyber attacks in the last year. Hong […]

HKPC Warns of Growing Cyber Attacks that Harvest Credentials for Profit

Enterprises and Internet users should strengthen their guard against an anticipated surge in cyber attacks targeting web servers, point of sale (POS) systems, and mobile devices; urged information security experts at the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) today (20 January 2016). The advice came as HKPC’s Hong Kong Computer Emergency Response Team Coordination Centre (HKCERT) […]

Researchers uncover new global cyberespionage operation dubbed Safe

Security researchers from Trend Micro have uncovered an active cyberespionage operation that so far has compromised computers belonging to government ministries, technology companies, media outlets, academic research institutions and nongovernmental organizations from over 100 countries. The operation, which Trend Micro has dubbed Safe, targets potential victims using spear phishing emails with malicious attachments. The company’s […]