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Hong Kong Cyber Security Incidents on the Rise HKCERT Urges the Community to Raise Information Security Awareness

Hong Kong Cyber Security Incidents on the Rise HKCERT Urges the Community to Raise Information Security Awareness

(Hong Kong, 8 February 2023) The Hong Kong Computer Emergency Response Team Coordination Centre (HKCERT) of the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) held a briefing today to summarise the information security situation in Hong Kong in 2022 and release the security forecast for 2023, and invited scholars from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) to share the latest security risks of the Internet of Things (IoT) and Web 3.0. The widespread use of information technology (IT) has accelerated the digitisation process in all industries, and at the same time the number of cyber attacks using new technologies has increased. To prevent cyber criminals from taking advantage of the situation, HKCERT urges enterprises and the public to continue to raise awareness of information security and strengthen protection against cyber attacks to avoid losses.

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Hong Kong Cyber Security Incidents on the Rise HKCERT Urges the Community to Raise Information Security Awareness
Protect your Personal Digital Keys, Beware of Fraudulent Links!

Protect your Personal Digital Keys, Beware of Fraudulent Links!

Internet banking login ID and passwords are as important as the keys to your house. Don’t give them to others recklessly!

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Protect your Personal Digital Keys, Beware of Fraudulent Links!
Download Incident Response Guideline for SMEs for Cyber Security Incidents

Download "Incident Response Guideline for SMEs" for Cyber Security Incidents

Cyber attacks evolve rapidly as the costs and efforts required for hackers to launch attacks are decreasing due to the development of automation and computing powers. This leads to increased cyber attacks targeting different organisations (including public or private, multinational or local organisations). As most small and medium enterprises (SMEs) lack the resources to build a wider scope of cyber defence to prevent or block cyber attacks, this makes them an easy target.
To address the above-mentioned issues, HKCERT has developed the “Incident Response Guideline for SMEs” to help SMEs and other organisations

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Download Incident Response Guideline for SMEs for Cyber Security Incidents
“Fight Ransomware” Webpage

Introducing the New “Fight Ransomware” Webpage

To keep pace with the changes in ransomware attacks, HKCERT recently consolidated the ransomware attack techniques, prevention and handling procedures to create a new dedicated “Fight Ransomware ” webpage.

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“Fight Ransomware” Webpage
Check your cyber security readiness

Introducing "Check your Cyber Security Readiness" Online Assessment Tool

• Improved user experience
• Enhanced usability
• Better reporting

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Check your cyber security readiness
All 4 episodes of the 【Hack me if you can】animation series are now available

All 4 episodes of the 【Hack me if you can】animation series are now available

Focusing on hacker Ah Keung’s repeated attempts to hack into SME owner Ah Chun’s systems, and how Chun’s friend, Chi On, helps repel the attacks, the stories are light-hearted and down-to-earth.

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All 4 episodes of the 【Hack me if you can】animation series are now available
Hong Kong Computer Emergency Response Team Coordination Centre

Centre for coordination of computer security incident response for local enterprises and Internet Users


Facilitate information disseminating, provide advices on preventive measures against security threats and to promote information security awareness

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Security Bulletins

Events / Trainings

Hong Kong Cyber Security New Generation Capture-The-Flag Challenge 2022 Webinar and Award Presentation Ceremony

19 Dec 2022

Time: 09:30 - 17:00 Venue: Webinar - Participant needs to prepare his/her own electronic device (e.g. desktop computer, notebook computer, mobile phone, etc.) with Internet access

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Statistics

The figure for each type of cyber attack is aggregated by the security incident reported to us. This dataset starts from Jan 2018 to current month. To learn more, please click here.

 

21421

+

Botnet

15070

+

Phishing

4815

+

Malware

193

+

Web Defacement/Intrusion

120

+

Distributed Denial-of-service

2861

+

Others