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Taking Security Best Practice During Festive Season

Heading to the year's end means that most people would plan their long holidays to gather with families and friends, buy new goods, or travel abroad. Online services have become more and more popular. We should stay vigilant on cyber security risks during the...
Release Date: 8 Dec 2023 5208 Views

Raise Public Awareness of Cyber Security: Guard against Risks of Unknown WhatsApp Video Calls

With the advancement of technology, cyber security has become an important issue that cannot be ignored in our lives. Cyber-attacks have become increasingly sophisticated. Some citizens have reported to the Hong Kong Computer Emergency Response Team Coordination Centre (HKCERT) that they have received...
Release Date: 7 Nov 2023 6039 Views

Protecting Critical Infrastructures: IT/OT Convergence vs MITM Attacks

As more industrial systems connect to the Internet, there is an increasing prevalence of the convergence of information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT). While the benefits of this convergence are numerous and include increased productivity and efficiency, it also brings new cyber security...
Release Date: 2 Nov 2023 5114 Views

Ransomware Trends Q2 2023: Surge in Attacks Across Asia-Pacific, Persistent Multiple Extortion, and Evolving Threat Landscape

The evolution of ransomware has significantly affected businesses in recent years. Current trends indicate that ransomware developers are increasingly inclined to employ multiple extortion strategies. Furthermore, they have expanded their focus to platforms that previously received less scrutiny, such as the macOS operating system. Employing...
Release Date: 22 Sep 2023 6782 Views

HKCERT Alerts the Public on Preventive Measures Against WhatsApp Account Theft

Recently, there has been a surge in cyber attack targeting WhatsApp accounts. Hackers are sending messages to victims, impersonating their friends and family, and requesting that the victims forward the registration codes of their WhatsApp accounts. The fraudsters exploit these registration codes to gain access...
Release Date: 6 Sep 2023 5634 Views

Comprehensive Guide to Social Media Scams: Setting up Defense to Safeguard Your Personal Information

Social media has become a necessary part of people's daily lives, but it has also attracted the attention of unscrupulous individuals. The Hong Kong Computer Emergency Response Team Coordination Centre (HKCERT) reminds the public to be cautious of social media scams and to always...
Release Date: 18 Aug 2023 4494 Views

Introducing the New HKCERT “All-Out Anti-Phishing” Thematic Page

Noticing that hackers are deploying phishing through various means, including email, social media and SMS, phishing attacks have become an increasingly threatening major cyber security threat in Hong Kong. Such phishing scams have posed a great impact to our society that individual victims could suffer from...
Release Date: 16 Aug 2023 4389 Views

Web 3.0 Cyber Security New Horizons: Strategies and Practices for Addressing Digital Age Challenges

Web 3. is considered the next generation of Internet technology, with its technology aimed at achieving a higher level of intelligence, automation, and personalisation. The online world has already seen the emergence of Web 3. products, and future technology will rapidly develop around...
Release Date: 3 Jul 2023 5874 Views

IoT Security in the Digital Age: Protecting Your Connected World

The Internet of Things (IoT) refers to an interconnected system that includes physical devices, vehicles, buildings, and other objects embedded with sensors, software, and network connectivity, allowing them to collect and exchange data. The goal of IoT is to create a...
Release Date: 2 Jun 2023 5294 Views

Unmasking Cybercrime-as-a-Service: The Dark Side of Digital Convenience

In today's digital age, we have come to rely on the Internet to provide us with unparalleled convenience, access to a wealth of information, and endless services at our fingertips. Unfortunately, not everyone uses the Internet for good and some even sell cybercriminal...
Release Date: 15 May 2023 9793 Views