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HKPC Warns of Intensive Cyber Attacks in 2015

Release Date: 12 / 01 / 2015
Last Update: 19 / 01 / 2015

Information security experts at the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) today (12 January 2015) urged enterprises and Internet users to strengthen their vigilance against an anticipated surge in large-scale and intensive attacks targeting mobile and Internet devices, and servers.

Hong Kong Computer Emergency Response Team Coordination Centre (HKCERT) reported a 103% surge in security incidents in Hong Kong in 2014, totalling 3,443, over 2013. The increase is the result of HKCERT’s enhanced efforts in proactive uncovering and handling of ‘invisible bot machine’ cases. As such, botnet accounted mainly for the hike, up 357% (1,973 cases); while phishing also grew 55% (594 cases).

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