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Ransomware Evolved: Double Extortion and Fake Decryptor

Ransomware is among the most detrimental and wide-spread cyber security threats. Hackers are using it to encrypt files on the user's device and demand ransom payments for file decryption. HKCERT has been continually monitoring ransomware trends, providing security advice to users. In...
Release Date: 13 Jul 2020 5979 Views

"SSH Hong Kong Enterprise Cyber Security Readiness Index Survey" Down 2.4 Points to 46.9 Staying Vigilant for Cyber Threats in Stormy Times

(Hong Kong, 12 May 2020) The Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) released the latest results of the “SSH Hong Kong Enterprise Cyber Security Readiness Index Survey”, which reports an Overall Index at 46.9 (maximum being 100), a slight decrease...
Release Date: 13 May 2020 8290 Views

HKCERT Releases New Study to Raise Security Awareness of ZigBee Devices

Industries all over the world are keeping up with the trend of Internet of Things (IoT), by developing and applying products with built-in IoT-related function. ZigBee, as one of the wireless technologies with low-power consumption and a simple set-...
Release Date: 8 May 2020 6369 Views

Beware of Attacks on Remote Access Services

Rush to Remote Access Services Opens More Opportunities for Hackers   As the COVID-19 pandemic continues its spread globally, many organisations are implementing work from home arrangement, using a variety of remote access services to ensure employees can connect to the organisation’s internal network...
Release Date: 28 Apr 2020 5301 Views
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HKCERT proposes 10 measures to secure Zoom Meetings

Due to the global outbreak of COVID-19, many companies and education institutes have arranged staff and teachers to work or teach from home, resulting in more people using web meeting software for communication. With its ease of use and rich features, Zoom has been...
Release Date: 2 Apr 2020 23889 Views

HKCERT Releases New Study to Raise Security Awareness of Wi-Fi Devices

The applications of the Internet of Things (IoT) are becoming more diverse with the rapid development of wireless technology. Each type of IoT devices need to adopt the appropriate wireless technology to suit its application requirements, with Wi-Fi being the most popular wireless networking...
Release Date: 31 Mar 2020 5716 Views

[Website announcement] Reminder : HKCERT website will only support more secure TLS versions from April 1, 2020 onwards

The HKCERT website will only support more secure versions of Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol, TLS 1.2 and TLS 1.3, starting from April 1, 2020. Users whose browsers do not support TLS 1.2 or TLS 1.3...
Release Date: 31 Mar 2020 3202 Views

HKCERT urges the public to step up vigilance against rising COVID-19-themed phishing attacks

With the global 2019 Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) pandemic intensifying, different types of cyber attacks in the name of the disease have increased dramatically. The Hong Kong Computer Emergency Incident Response Team Coordination Centre (HKCERT) published a blog "Watch out for Phishing...
Release Date: 26 Mar 2020 4486 Views

HKCERT Releases New Study to Raise Security Awareness of Bluetooth Low Energy Devices

The applications of the Internet of Things (IoT) are becoming more diverse with the rapid development of wireless technology. Each type of IoT devices has to adopt the appropriate wireless technology in accordance with their application requirements. Among various wireless technologies, Bluetooth Low Energy (...
Release Date: 5 Mar 2020 6930 Views

Beware of Juice Jacking when Charging Mobile Phones at Public Charging Stations

Many shopping malls, coffee shops and even public facilities nowadays are offering as part of enhanced customer services a complimentary charging station for their patrons to quickly recharge their mobile phones. However, users of such services may not realise that their phones could be subject to cyber...
Release Date: 28 Feb 2020 4096 Views