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Incident Response Guideline for SMEs

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...
Release Date: 29 Jul 2022 2551 Views

HKCERT and Cybersec Infohub Fully Support Open Threat Intelligence Campaign

To help organisations enhance their cyber security defence capabilities, the Hong Kong Computer Emergency Response Team Coordination Centre (HKCERT) collaborates with Cybersec Infohub to launch the Open Threat Intelligence Campaign. Through the collaboration, local and overseas threat intelligence collected by HKCERT and cyber security researchers...
Release Date: 20 Jul 2022 3170 Views

An Analysis of Microsoft Support Diagnostic Tool Vulnerability-Led QBot Phishing Email Attack

HKCERT earlier issued a security bulletin (CVE-2022-30190) about the vulnerability of Microsoft Support Diagnostic Tool (MSDT). Since hackers can exploit the vulnerability to execute arbitrary code, and it has been exploited in the wild, the vulnerability was rated as extremely...
Release Date: 27 Jun 2022 5317 Views

Malicious Information Gathering - Now I See You

The rapid development of information and communication technology, coupled with the COVID-19 pandemic, has led to an increasing demand for Internet usage. While online shopping and investment have become part of life for the general public, SMEs are building their own computer network systems...
Release Date: 14 Jun 2022 4751 Views

Information Security Utopia Starts with Zero Trust Architecture

For a long time, as commonly perceived, stable and secure relationship between people and nations is built on the important cornerstone of “trust”. However, in recent years, those in the cyber security sector have suggested the contrary that only "Zero Trust" can...
Release Date: 7 Jun 2022 4756 Views

Please sign them. Smart contracts?

Smart contract is a program stored in the blockchain. Different from traditional contracts, it does not require third-party intervention. When the contract conditions are met, the program will automatically execute the contract and it cannot be changed In the past, there were...
Release Date: 4 Apr 2022 7439 Views

What You Know about the Cyber Security of NFT

Previously, we have introduced the non-fungible token (NFT) and how to protect crypto wallets. This time, we will discuss the ecosystem of NFT as well as various related parts that can be attacked or defrauded by criminals, and the corresponding security advice...
Release Date: 11 Mar 2022 8640 Views

NFT Boom, How to Protect Your NFT Assets

What is NFT?   NFT stands for Non-Fungible Token which is issued in according to the Ethereum ERC721 standard. Different from other cryptocurrencies, each NFT token has a unique ID, so it cannot be duplicated. Also, it can only be traded in its...
Release Date: 24 Jan 2022 11592 Views

Introduction of QR code attacks and countermeasures

QR code, first used by car manufacturers to trace parts, is now widely applied across different sectors. Not long along, we introduced some basic information and common applications of QR code, as well as their related security threats and advices. In this blog, ...
Release Date: 20 Jan 2022 6749 Views

Business as Usual under COVID-19 with Sound “Work from Home” Cyber Security

With the COVID-19 pandemic worsening again, many companies have arranged their staff to work from home (WFH) to reduce the risk of spreading the disease in the community. In light of this development, the Hong Kong Computer Emergency Response Team Coordination Centre (...
Release Date: 10 Jan 2022 5455 Views