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Feb 2019
21-Feb-2019 Fraudulent websites related to The Bank of East Asia, Limited The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) wishes to alert members of the public to a press release issued by The Bank of East Asia, Limited on fraudulent websites, which has been reported to the HKMA.
19-Feb-2019 Phishing email related to The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) wishes to alert members of the public to a press release issued by The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited on phishing email, which has been reported to the HKMA.
18-Feb-2019 GovCERT.HK - Weekly IT Security News Bulletin (11 Feb 2019 – 17 Feb 2019) - Remote Browser Isolation for zero trust browsing
- Phishing and humans rooted most cyber attacks on healthcare systems
- Common container runtime runs out into the host
18-Feb-2019 Recent Phishing Attack – Fraudulent websites related to Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) wishes to alert members of the public to a press release issued by Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited on fraudulent websites, which has been reported to the HKMA.
18-Feb-2019 Recent Phishing Attack – Fraudulent websites related to China CITIC Bank International Limited The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) wishes to alert members of the public to a press release issued by China CITIC Bank International Limited on fraudulent websites, which has been reported to the HKMA.
14-Feb-2019 GovCERT.HK - Security Alert (A19-02-05): Vulnerability in Linux Operating Systems A vulnerability was found in the software deployment and package management system called snapd which is used by several Linux distributions.
13-Feb-2019 Recent Phishing Attack – Fraudulent website related to Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) wishes to alert members of the public to a press release issued by Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited on fraudulent website, which has been reported to the HKMA.
13-Feb-2019 GovCERT.HK - Security Alert (A19-02-04): Multiple Vulnerabilities in Firefox Mozilla has published security advisories to address multiple vulnerabilities found in Firefox.
13-Feb-2019 GovCERT.HK - Security Alert (A19-02-03): Multiple Vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash Player and Adobe Reader/Acrobat Security updates are released for Adobe Flash Player and Adobe Reader/Acrobat to address multiple vulnerabilities.
13-Feb-2019 GovCERT.HK - High Threat Security Alert (A19-02-02): Multiple Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Products (February 2019) Microsoft has released security updates addressing multiple vulnerabilities which affect several Microsoft products or components.
12-Feb-2019 Legislative Council Papers - Administration's paper on the update on information security This paper briefs Members on the latest situation of overall information security in Hong Kong and Government’s work in information security in the past year.
11-Feb-2019 GovCERT.HK - Weekly IT Security News Bulletin (4 Feb 2019 – 10 Feb 2019) - Password Checkup Plug-in for Chrome
- Pentesters breached 92 percent of tested corporations
- KeySteal vulnerability leaves Mac passwords at risk
8-Feb-2019 Smart Cyber Advice: Security tips for procuring Internet Protocol (IP) camera Please refer to the Chinese version.
8-Feb-2019 GovCERT.HK - High Threat Security Alert (A19-02-01): Multiple Vulnerabilities in Apple iOS Apple has released a security update in its latest iOS version 12.1.4 to fix 4 vulnerabilities identified in various iOS devices.  Report indicates that active exploitation against the vulnerabilities in Apple iOS have been observed.
8-Feb-2019 Recent Phishing Attack – Fraudulent website related to China CITIC Bank International Limited The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) wishes to alert members of the public to a press release issued by China CITIC Bank International Limited on a fraudulent website, which has been reported to the HKMA.
4-Feb-2019 GovCERT.HK - Weekly IT Security News Bulletin (28 Jan 2019 – 3 Feb 2019) - A cyber security framework for medical devices
- Apple's FaceTime bug
4-Feb-2019 Recent Phishing Attack – Phishing email related to The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) wishes to alert members of the public to a press release issued by The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited on phishing email, which has been reported to the HKMA.
1-Feb-2019 Smart Cyber Advice: Internet Protocol (IP) camera could be turned into hacking tool. Please refer to the Chinese version.
Jan 2019
31-Jan-2019 Data Breach Notifications and ICT-related Complaints at Record Highs in 2018 - Data Security as Key Concern - Privacy Commissioner Advocates Data Ethics and Privacy Management Accountability to Build Mutual Trust and Respect Complementing Compliance with Law The office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data, Hong Kong (PCPD) received a record-high number of data breach notifications in 2018, with a number of large-scale data breach incidents arousing wide public concern.
30-Jan-2019 GovCERT.HK - Security Alert (A19-01-07): Multiple Vulnerabilities in Firefox Mozilla has published security advisories to address multiple vulnerabilities found in Firefox.
30-Jan-2019 Recent Phishing Attack – Phishing emails related to The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) wishes to alert members of the public to a press release issued by The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited on phishing emails, which has been reported to the HKMA.
29-Jan-2019 Recent Phishing Attack – Suspicious mobile application related to Bank of Singapore Limited The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) wishes to alert members of the public to a press release issued by Bank of Singapore Limited on suspicious mobile applications (Apps), which has been reported to the HKMA.
28-Jan-2019 GovCERT.HK - Weekly IT Security News Bulletin (21 Jan 2019 – 27 Jan 2019) - Unauthorised access to domain administrator privileges through Microsoft Exchange exploits
- The state of malware in 2018
25-Jan-2019 Smart Cyber Advice: Stay vigilant against cyber attacks Please refer to the Chinese version.
25-Jan-2019 HKCERT – Security Blog: Security Advisory: Securing DNS Infrastructure In late 2018 and early 2019, Talos and FireEye have released alerts on emerging DNS hijacking attacks.
25-Jan-2019 HKCERT – Security Blog: HKCERT provides open data for the count of monthly security incidents In December 2018, over 80 government bureaux and departments released their first annual open data plan.
25-Jan-2019 Recent Phishing Attack – Phishing email related to The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) wishes to alert members of the public to a press release issued by The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited on phishing email, which has been reported to the HKMA.
24-Jan-2019 HKCERT – Security Blog: Mind your Webcam, Protect your Privacy Among all IoT devices, webcam is one of the most popular IoT devices used in Hong Kong. However, these devices may not be installed securely in household.
24-Jan-2019 Recent Phishing Attack – Phishing email related to Hong Leong Bank Berhad The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) wishes to alert members of the public to a press release issued by Hong Leong Bank Berhad on phishing email, which has been reported to the HKMA.
24-Jan-2019 Recent Phishing Attack – Fraudulent websites related to Dah Sing Bank, Limited The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) wishes to alert members of the public to a press release issued by Dah Sing Bank, Limited on fraudulent websites, which has been reported to the HKMA.
23-Jan-2019 GovCERT.HK - Security Alert (A19-01-06): Multiple Vulnerabilities in Apple iOS Apple has released a security update in its latest iOS version 12.1.3 to fix 31 vulnerabilities identified in various iOS devices.
23-Jan-2019 Recent Phishing Attack – Fraudulent websites related to China CITIC Bank International Limited The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) wishes to alert members of the public to a press release issued by China CITIC Bank International Limited on fraudulent websites, which has been reported to the HKMA.
22-Jan-2019 HKPC Urges Enterprises to Adopt "Security by Design" to Sharpen IT Security (Hong Kong, 22 January 2019) The Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) today urged enterprises to adopt "security by design" in IT security to stem data breaches and fend off cyber attacks targeting personal and financial data.
22-Jan-2019 Recent Phishing Attack – Suspicious mobile applications related to Bank of Singapore Limited The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) wishes to alert members of the public to a press release issued by Bank of Singapore Limited on suspicious mobile applications (Apps), which has been reported to the HKMA.
21-Jan-2019 GovCERT.HK - Weekly IT Security News Bulletin (14 Jan 2019 – 20 Jan 2019) - Malicious Windows short-cut spread by movie download
- Are Bug bounties silver bullet for better security?
- WordPress warns use of outdated PHP versions
18-Jan-2019 Smart Cyber Advice: Six security measures to protect your smart phone Please refer to the Chinese version.
18-Jan-2019 HKCERT – Security Advisory: Online Account Security A security researcher, Troy Hunt, found that 87GB dump of user credential data were recently posted to an underground forum.
18-Jan-2019 Recent Phishing Attack – Suspicious mobile application (App) related to Bank of Singapore Limited) The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) wishes to alert members of the public to a press release issued by Bank of Singapore Limited on suspicious App, which has been reported to the HKMA.
17-Jan-2019 HKCERT – Security Blog: Hong Kong Security Watch Report (Q4 2018) The Hong Kong Security Watch Report aims to provide the public a better "visibility" of the situation of the compromised computers in Hong Kong so that they can make better decision in protecting their information security.
17-Jan-2019 GovCERT.HK - Security Alert (A19-01-05): Multiple Vulnerabilities in Drupal Drupal released security updates to fix the vulnerabilities resided in the Drupal Core and the PEAR Archive_tar library.
16-Jan-2019 GovCERT.HK - Security Alert (A19-01-04): Multiple Vulnerabilities in Oracle Java and Oracle Products (January 2019) Oracle has released Critical Patch Update (CPU) Advisory with collections of patches for multiple security vulnerabilities found in Java SE and various Oracle products.
14-Jan-2019 GovCERT.HK - Weekly IT Security News Bulletin (7 Jan 2019 – 13 Jan 2019) - Ransomware MongoLock deletes rather than encrypts files
- New pen testing tool risks real attacks
11-Jan-2019 Smart Cyber Advice: Two security measures to mitigate the threats of ransomware Please refer to the Chinese version.
10-Jan-2019 GovCERT.HK - Security Alert (A19-01-03): Multiple Vulnerabilities in Cisco Email Security Appliances Cisco released security advisories to address multiple vulnerabilities in Cisco AsyncOS Software for Cisco Email Security Appliances (ESA)
9-Jan-2019 GovCERT.HK - Security Alert (A19-01-02): Multiple Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Products (January 2019) Microsoft has released security updates addressing multiple vulnerabilities which affect several Microsoft products or components.
4-Jan-2019 Smart Cyber Advice: Three security tips for IoT devices Please refer to the Chinese version.
4-Jan-2019 GovCERT.HK - Security Alert (A19-01-01): Multiple Vulnerabilities in Adobe Reader/Acrobat Security updates are released for Adobe Reader and Acrobat to address multiple vulnerabilities.

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