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Phishing email - Utilized a [ DNSChanger Malware Warning ]

HKCERT received an incident report related to a phishing email today. The phishing email utilized a press release from Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) sent out on 27 June 2012 for reminding businesses and members of the public to check their computers for DNSChanger infection.   The...
Release Date: 28 Jun 2012 4187 Views

Count Down to D-day (Jul-9) for DNSChanger Victims

Do you remember the DNSChanger malware? The DNSChanger malware infected 4 million computers around the world. The criminals behind DNS Changer altered the domain name server settings of the infected computers or broadband routers to point to attacker owned domain name server. It causes the victims to...
Release Date: 27 Jun 2012 10468 Views

Favourite Security Reads of the Week (22 Jun 2012)

 Favourite Security Reads of the Week (22 Jun 2012)   "Favourite Security Reads of the Week". Each week we share five news or articles that we like. We hope you will love this column and we welcome your comment via email to hkcert@hkcert....
Release Date: 22 Jun 2012 3241 Views

Favourite Security Reads of the Week (15 Jun 2012)

 "Favourite Security Reads of the Week". Each week we share five news or articles that we like. We hope you will love this column and we welcome your comment via email to [email protected].   Below is the Favourite Security Reads of this...
Release Date: 14 Jun 2012 2982 Views

Favourite Security Reads of the Week (8 Jun 2012)

HKCERT is launching a new blog column "Favourite Security Reads of the Week". Each week we share five news or articles that we like. We hope you will love this column and we welcome your comment via email to [email protected].   Below...
Release Date: 8 Jun 2012 2867 Views

Change your LinkedIn password immediately

Reportedly around 6.5 million LinkedIn password hashes were leaked and posted on a Russian web site. LinkedIn has confirmed that some of the passwords were compromised and their security team is still investigating the root cause. Although the password hashes file do not include the corresponding...
Release Date: 7 Jun 2012 3018 Views

Do we need to worry about the `Flame´ malware?

Flame, also named Flamer and SkyWiper, has widely captured the media attention as it is believed that the malware is related to cyber warfare among nation states. Upon the analysis of the malware, it has low impact to the general public in Hong Kong.   What...
Release Date: 1 Jun 2012 3995 Views

HKCERT launching its Mobile Apps

HKCERT mobile app is now available on both Apple Apps Store and Google Play.  The app offers user one more way to access the latest security information through their mobile devices on the road.      Features Access latest security bulletins and blogs issued by HKCERT anytime and ...
Release Date: 31 May 2012 2898 Views

HKCERT web site turns on IPv6 today

We are pleased to announce that our web site is now accessible over both IPv4 and IPv6. The content of the website is the same on both IPv4 and IPv6.   The World IPv6 Launch on 6 June 2012 is a major milestone in the evolution of the Internet...
Release Date: 31 May 2012 3227 Views

Hacker group claimed to launch cyber attacks against large corporations

International hacker groups (including Lulzsec, Anonymous, etc.) often launch cyber attacks against large corporations and government websites to deny user access or to steal the user information on the website. Is Hong Kong immune to these attack?   In early April of this year, ...
Release Date: 25 May 2012 3135 Views