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Aug 2019
16-Aug-2019 Recent Phishing Attack - Fraudulent websites 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 fraudulent websites, which has been reported to the HKMA.
16-Aug-2019 Recent Phishing Attack - Fraudulent websites related to Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Limited The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) wishes to alert members of the public to a press release issued by Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Limited on fraudulent websites, which has been reported to the HKMA.
15-Aug-2019 GovCERT.HK - Security Alert (A19-08-03): Vulnerability in Firefox Mozilla has published a security advisory (MFSA 2019-24) to address a browser vulnerability.
14-Aug-2019 GovCERT.HK - Security Alert (A19-08-02): Multiple Vulnerabilities in Adobe Reader/Acrobat Security updates are released for Adobe Reader/Acrobat to address multiple vulnerabilities.
14-Aug-2019 GovCERT.HK - High Threat Security Alert (A19-08-01): Multiple Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Products (August 2019) Microsoft has released security updates addressing multiple vulnerabilities which affect several Microsoft products or components.  Potential attackers are likely to exploit the Remote Desktop Services vulnerabilities for remote code execution.
12-Aug-2019 GovCERT.HK - Weekly IT Security News Bulletin (5 August 2019 – 11 August 2019) - Beware of email extortion scams
- IoT devices as a doorway to cyber attack
8-Aug-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.
7-Aug-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.
5-Aug-2019 GovCERT.HK - Weekly IT Security News Bulletin (29 July 2019 – 4 August 2019) - Additional layers of authentication
- Data breach due to a vulnerable configuration
1-Aug-2019 HKCERT – Security Blog: Hong Kong Security Watch Report (Q2 2019) HKCERT is pleased to bring to you the "Hong Kong Security Watch Report" for the second quarter of 2019.
Jul 2019
29-Jul-2019 GovCERT.HK - Weekly IT Security News Bulletin (22 July 2019 – 28 July 2019) - Cost of data breaches continues to rise
- Lessons learnt from penetration tests
25-Jul-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-Jul-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-Jul-2019 PCPD - Privacy Commissioner Has Started Reviewing Related Websites and Urges Netizens to Respect Others' Privacy In response to the repeated suspected disclosure of personal data of government officials, public figures, police officers, members of the public and their family members at online discussion forums and instant messaging platforms as reported by media, the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data (Privacy Commissioner) made the following statement…
23-Jul-2019 GovCERT.HK - Security Alert (A19-07-05): Multiple Vulnerabilities in Apple iOS Apple has released a security update in its latest iOS version 12.4 to fix 36 vulnerabilities identified in various iOS devices.
22-Jul-2019 GovCERT.HK - Weekly IT Security News Bulletin (15 July 2019 – 21 July 2019) - An Instagram bug worth $30,000 USD
- New data security measures of Singapore government agencies
19-Jul-2019 Smart Cyber Advice: 創業夏令營 培育未來科企人才 (Chinese only) 「個個都搞Startup(初創公司),唔通個個都識搞Startup咩?」現時不少年輕人對「搞Startup」都很有興趣,不過對怎樣踏出第一步似乎有點迷茫…
19-Jul-2019 PCPD - Privacy Commissioner’s Response to Suspected Disclosure of Personal Data of Government Officials, Legislators and Police Officers at Online Discussion Forums and Instant Messaging Platforms In response to the suspected disclosure of personal data of government officials, legislators and police officers at online discussion forums and instant messaging platforms, the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data (Privacy Commissioner) made the following statement…
19-Jul-2019 Recent Phishing Attack - Fraudulent website related to United Overseas Bank Ltd The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) wishes to alert members of the public to a press release issued by United Overseas Bank Ltd on fraudulent website, which has been reported to the HKMA.
18-Jul-2019 OGCIO clarifies online rumour The Office of the Government Chief Information Officer (OGCIO) noticed that an image captured from a TV news clip may mislead viewers to believe that the technology shown is one of the functions of smart lampposts.
18-Jul-2019 GovCERT.HK - Security Alert (A19-07-04): Vulnerability in Drupal Drupal released security update to fix the vulnerability in the Workspaces module which are included in the Drupal core.
18-Jul-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 fraudulent website, which has been reported to the HKMA.
17-Jul-2019 GovCERT.HK - Security Alert (A19-07-03): Multiple Vulnerabilities in Oracle Java and Oracle Products (July 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.
15-Jul-2019 GovCERT.HK - Weekly IT Security News Bulletin (8 July 2019 – 14 July 2019) - "Sea Turtle" DNS hijacking campaign
- Security awareness training as a defence
15-Jul-2019 Recent Phishing Attack - Fraudulent websites and phishing SMS message related to Citibank (Hong Kong) Limited The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) wishes to alert members of the public to a press release issued by Citibank (Hong Kong) Limited on fraudulent websites and phishing SMS message, which has been reported to the HKMA.
12-Jul-2019 Smart Cyber Advice: 擁抱STEM概念 創科產品近在眼前 (Chinese only) 全球發展離不開創新科技,種種智能產品和服務的誕生,帶領著我們走進智慧世代…
12-Jul-2019 Recent Phishing Attack - Fraudulent website and phishing SMS message related to Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Limited The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) wishes to alert members of the public to a press release issued by Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Limited on fraudulent website and phishing SMS message, which has been reported to the HKMA.
10-Jul-2019 GovCERT.HK - High Threat Security Alert (A19-07-02): Multiple Vulnerabilities in Firefox Mozilla has published security advisories to address multiple vulnerabilities found in Firefox. Reports indicate that the vulnerabilities allow an attacker to run arbitrary code.
10-Jul-2019 GovCERT.HK - High Threat Security Alert (A19-07-01): Multiple Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Products (July 2019) Microsoft has released security updates addressing multiple vulnerabilities and which affect several Microsoft products or components.
8-Jul-2019 GovCERT.HK - Weekly IT Security News Bulletin (1 July 2019 – 7 July 2019) - Outlook vulnerability exploited for attacks
- Is instant messaging the answer to stop email threats?
5-Jul-2019 Smart Cyber Advice: 得5G者得天下?嶄新年代將來臨 (Chinese only) 網上流傳「得5G者得天下」,能夠顛覆互聯網世界,甚至徹底改變我們現有的工作或生活模式,到底此項技術有多厲害呢?
3-Jul-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.
2-Jul-2019 GovCERT.HK - Weekly IT Security News Bulletin (24 June 2019 – 30 June 2019) - Cloud Security Threat Report 2019
- Lessons learnt from a data leakage incident
- Malvertising is a threat to your systems
Jun 2019
28-Jun-2019 Smart Cyber Advice: 5G時代來臨 無人車普及指日可待 (Chinese only) 近年香港特區政府著力規劃「香港智慧城市藍圖」,銳意將香港構建成為世界領先的智慧城市,當中「智慧出行」(Smart Mobility)是發展智慧城市的重要一環,利用科技提高運輸效率與安全。
28-Jun-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.
27-Jun-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 application (App), which has been reported to the HKMA.
25-Jun-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, which has been reported to the HKMA.
25-Jun-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.
25-Jun-2019 Recent Phishing Attack - Fraudulent website 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 website, which has been reported to the HKMA. 
24-Jun-2019 GovCERT.HK - Security Alert (A19-06-09): Vulnerability in Dell SupportAssist Dell released a security update to address a vulnerability in the PC Doctor component of the Dell SupportAssist software.
24-Jun-2019 GovCERT.HK - Weekly IT Security News Bulletin (17 June 2019 – 23 June 2019) - Domain fraud threats trends
- The state of insecure IoT devices at homes
24-Jun-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.
23-Jun-2019 PCPD - Privacy: Not a Door for Bullying and Intimidation, Nor a Sword for Arbitrary Law Enforcement; Not a Shield for Unlawful Acts  As at 4 pm on 21 June, the office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data, Hong Kong (PCPD) received 68 complaints and enquiries relating to doxxing of police officers, their friends and relatives, and 32 complaints and enquiries relating to suspected unauthorised transfer of patients’ data to the Police by medical staff.
21-Jun-2019 GovCERT.HK - Security Alert (A19-06-08): Vulnerability in Apache Tomcat Apache Software Foundation has released new versions of Apache Tomcat 8 and 9 to address a vulnerability in HTTP/2.
21-Jun-2019 GovCERT.HK - Security Alert (A19-06-07): Vulnerability in ISC BIND A vulnerability was found in the ISC BIND software.
21-Jun-2019 GovCERT.HK - High Threat Security Alert (A19-06-06): Vulnerability in Firefox Mozilla has published a security advisory to address the vulnerability found in Firefox.
21-Jun-2019 Smart Cyber Advice: 樂 齡 科 技 助 老 友 記 活 得 健 康 安 全 (Chinese only) 隨 著 年 歲 增 長 , 老 友 記 身 心 定 會 有 所 變 化 , 在 生 活 上 亦 要 有 所 適 應 。 科 技 進 步 、 大 眾 追 求 優 質 生 活 , 樂 齡 科 技 亦 應 時 而 生 , 務 求 為 老 友 記 締 造 一 個 健 康 、 舒 適 、 安 全 和 自 主 的 生 活 環 境 。
20-Jun-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.
19-Jun-2019 GovCERT.HK - High Threat Security Alert (A19-06-05): Vulnerability in Oracle WebLogic Server Oracle has released an urgent patch to address a remote code execution vulnerability in Oracle WebLogic Server.
19-Jun-2019 GovCERT.HK - High Threat Security Alert (A19-06-04): Vulnerability in Firefox Mozilla has published a security advisory to address the vulnerability found in Firefox.
17-Jun-2019 GovCERT.HK - Weekly IT Security News Bulletin (10 June 2019 – 16 June 2019) - 香港個人資料私隱專員公署有關航空公司資料外洩事故調查報告
- The most impactful and rewarded vulnerabilities
13-Jun-2019 Smart Cyber Advice: 企 業 善 用 RPA 釋 員 工 生 產 力 (Chinese only) 對 於 辦 公 一 族 , 尤 其 是 從 事 人 力 資 源 、 客 戶 服 務 和 財 務 等 行 業 , 相 信 日 常 少 不 免 接 觸 一 些 需 要 高 度 集 中 、 不 斷 重 複 的 工 作 , 往 往 令 人 感 到 疲 憊 , 甚 至 出 現 人 手 之 誤 。
12-Jun-2019 GovCERT.HK - Security Alert (A19-06-03): Vulnerability in Firefox Mozilla has published a security advisory to address the vulnerability found in Firefox
12-Jun-2019 GovCERT.HK - Security Alert (A19-06-02): Vulnerability in Adobe Flash Player Security updates are released for Adobe Flash Player to address the vulnerability.
12-Jun-2019 GovCERT.HK - Security Alert (A19-06-01): Multiple Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Products (June 2019) Security Alert (A19-06-01): Multiple Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Products (June 2019)
10-Jun-2019 News: GovCERT.HK - Weekly IT Security News Bulletin (3 June 2019 – 9 June 2019) - Handling open source libraries with care
- AI for cyber security of SMEs
10-Jun-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.
07-Jun-2019 Smart Cyber Advice: 智 慧 中 醫 藥 業 冀 與 國 際 接 軌 (Chinese only) 正 所 謂 「 病 從 口 入 」 , 所 有 放 進 口 的 東 西 必 須 符 合 安 全 食 用 水 平 。 中 成 藥 作 為 市 民 常 用 的 醫 療 和 保 健 產 品 , 其 安 全 及 品 質 問 題 , 如 成 份 是 否 純 正 可 靠 、 有 否 摻 入 其 他 雜 質 等 , 向 來 引 起 大 眾 關 注 。
06-Jun-2019 News: HKCERT – Security Blog: New Trends in Ransom Email Attacks Recently, HKCERT has received scores of reports of ransom emails. It suspected that cyber criminals were using local email addresses collected from the past information leakage incidents to launch large-scale attacks for profit.
06-Jun-2019 Recent Phishing Attack - Fraudulent website 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 website, which has been reported to the HKMA.
03-Jun-2019 GovCERT.HK - Weekly IT Security News Bulletin (27 May 2019 – 2 June 2019) - GandCrab ransomware attacks against MySQL database servers
- The state of phishing attacks
- Who will be the next victim of password spraying?
02-Jun-2019 HKCERT – Security Blog: Stay Vigilant Against IoT Security Risks at Home The use of smart home appliances has become ever more prevalent in our daily lives where Internet of Things (IoT) are applied to connect various types of devices, bringing greater convenience to our lives like never before.
May 2019
31-May-2019 Smart Cyber Advice: 創 新 設 計 五 部 曲 企 業 拓 智 能 商 機 (Chinese only) 面 對 不 斷 轉 變 的 國 際 經 濟 形 勢 , 企 業 要 提 升 競 爭 力 , 必 先 找 出 市 場 的 「 痛 點 」 ( Pain Point ) , 再 短 時 間 內 部 署 解 決 方 案 , 才 能 捕 捉 商 機 , 惟 在 實 踐 時 往 往 知 易 行 難 !
31-May-2019 PCPD - Hong Kong and Singapore Sign MOU to Strengthen Cooperation in Personal Data Protection Hong Kong’s and Singapore’s data protection authorities today furthered their warm relations by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to strengthen cooperation in personal data protection in the two jurisdictions.
31-May-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.
29-May-2019 Recent Phishing Attack - Fraudulent website related to Credit Suisse AG The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) wishes to alert members of the public to a press release issued by Credit Suisse AG on fraudulent website, which has been reported to the HKMA.
27-May-2019 GovCERT.HK - Security Alert (A19-05-11): Multiple Vulnerabilities in Intel Products Intel has issued a security advisory to address multiple vulnerabilities in some Intel products.
27-May-2019 GovCERT.HK - Weekly IT Security News Bulletin (20 May 2019 – 26 May 2019) - Revival of DDoS attacks in Q1 2019
- Patch your Windows immediately against the WannaCry-like BlueKeep vulnerability
24-May-2019 Smart Cyber Advice: 引入零售科技 迎合Z世代搶市場 (Chinese only) Please refer to the Chinese version.
24-May-2019 Recent Phishing Attack - Fraudulent website related to DBS Bank (Hong Kong) Limited The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) wishes to alert members of the public to a press release issued by DBS Bank (Hong Kong) Limited on fraudulent website, which has been reported to the HKMA.
23-May-2019 HKCERT Urges Microsoft Windows Users to Patch up Remote Desktop Services Vulnerability Please refer to the Chinese version.
23-May-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.
22-May-2019 Recent Phishing Attack - Fraudulent website 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 fraudulent website, which has been reported to the HKMA.
22-May-2019 GovCERT.HK - Security Alert (A19-05-10): Multiple Vulnerabilities in Firefox Mozilla has published security advisories to address multiple vulnerabilities found in Firefox.
21-May-2019 HKCERT – Security Blog: Watch out for New Zombieload Side-channel Attack HKCERT noted the recent discovery of multiple Microarchitectural Data Sampling (MDS) vulnerabilities in Intel’s Central Processing Unit (CPU).
20-May-2019 GovCERT.HK - Weekly IT Security News Bulletin (13 May 2019 – 19 May 2019) - WhatsApp Vulnerability leading to spyware attacks
- The state of web application firewalls
17-May-2019 Recent Phishing Attack - Fraudulent website 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 fraudulent website, which has been reported to the HKMA.
17-May-2019 Smart Cyber Advice: 科創中心助企業轉型 邁向工業4.0 (Chinese only) Please refer to the Chinese version.
16-May-2019 GovCERT.HK - Security Alert (A19-05-09): Multiple Vulnerabilities in Intel Products Intel has recently disclosed a new group of vulnerabilities collectively known as Microarchitectural Data Sampling (MDS) affecting some Intel processors.
15-May-2019 HKCERT – Security Bulletin: Microsoft Windows Remote Desktop Services Remote Code Execution Vulnerability A vulnerability was identified in Microsoft Windows, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to trigger remote code execution on the targeted system, and may inject malware to further infect the computers in the same Local Area Network (LAN).
15-May-2019 GovCERT.HK - Security Alert (A19-05-08): 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.
15-May-2019 GovCERT.HK - High Threat Security Alert (A19-05-07): Multiple Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Products (May 2019) Microsoft has released security updates addressing multiple vulnerabilities which affect several Microsoft products or components.
14-May-2019 HKCERT – Security Blog: Stay Cautious to the Latest Latest WhatsApp Buffer Overflow Vulnerability HKCERT noted the recent discovery of a buffer overflow vulnerability in messaging app WhatsApp.
14-May-2019 GovCERT.HK - Security Alert (A19-05-06): Vulnerability in WhatsApp leading to spyware attacks on mobile devices A security vulnerability has been identified in WhatsApp which would allow a remote attacker to install malicious code such as spyware, on a targeted mobile device by making a WhatsApp call.
14-May-2019 GovCERT.HK - Security Alert (A19-05-05): Multiple Vulnerabilities in Apple iOS Apple has released a security update in its latest iOS version 12.3 to fix 40 vulnerabilities identified in various iOS devices.
14-May-2019 GovCERT.HK - Security Alert (A19-05-04): Multiple Vulnerabilities in Cisco Products Cisco released security advisories to address the vulnerabilities in Cisco IOS XE software and the implementation of the hardware-based Secure Boot.
14-May-2019 GovCERT.HK - Weekly IT Security News Bulletin (6 May 2019 – 12 May 2019) - First backdoor targeting Microsoft Exchange
- New WordPress to keep websites safer
10-May-2019 Smart Cyber Advice: AI靠3「算」 大數據輸送「養份」(Chinese only) Please refer to the Chinese version.
10-May-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. 
8-May-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.
6-May-2019 GovCERT.HK - Weekly IT Security News Bulletin (29 Apr 2019 – 5 May 2019) - People are ready to replace passwords with biometrics
- Lessons of malware attack on industrial safety systems
- UK's regulatory proposals on consumer IoT security
3-May-2019 Smart Cyber Advice: 商戶守好資料 勿讓「商機」變「傷機」(Chinese only) Please refer to the Chinese version.
3-May-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.
2-May-2019 GovCERT.HK - High Threat Security Alert (A19-05-02): Multiple Vulnerabilities in Dell SupportAssist Client Dell released a security update to address multiple vulnerabilities in Dell SupportAssist Client installed on some Dell devices. The researcher who discovered the remote code execution vulnerability has recently released the proof-of-concept but fully workable exploit code on the Internet.
2-May-2019 GovCERT.HK - Security Alert (A19-05-01): Multiple Vulnerabilities in Cisco Products Cisco released security advisories to address the vulnerabilities in Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) software and Cisco Firepower Threat Defense (FTD) software.
April 2019
30-Apr-2019 HKCERT – Security Blog: Beware of Sodinokibi Ransomware HKCERT observed a new ransomware named "Sodinokibi" being deployed via Zero Day vulnerabilities recently. Web application vulnerabilities is one of the known attack vectors.
30-Apr-2019 HKCERT – Security Blog: Hong Kong Security Watch Report (Q1 2019) 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.
30-Apr-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.
29-Apr-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.
26-Apr-2019 Smart Cyber Advice: 碌卡消費保私隱 企業市民皆有責 (Chinese only) Please refer to the Chinese version.
25-Apr-2019 GovCERT.HK - Security Alert (A19-04-08): Multiple Vulnerabilities in ISC BIND Multiple vulnerabilities were found in nxdomain-redirect feature and simultaneous TCP connections limit of the ISC BIND software.
24-Apr-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.
23-Apr-2019 GovCERT.HK - Security Alert (A19-04-07): Vulnerability in Oracle WebLogic Server Security researchers discovered a remote code execution vulnerability in wls9_async and wls-wsat components, which are included in the Oracle WebLogic Server.
23-Apr-2019 GovCERT.HK - Weekly IT Security News Bulletin (15 Apr 2019 – 21 Apr 2019) - New threats from rootkit-enabled spyware
- Bad security hygiene is still a major risk
19-Apr-2019 Smart Cyber Advice: 碌卡消費便利 保護私隱有攻略 (Chinese only) Please refer to the Chinese version.
18-Apr-2019 GovCERT.HK - Security Alert (A19-04-06): Multiple Vulnerabilities in Drupal Drupal released security updates to fix the vulnerabilities in jQuery and Symfony libraries which are included in the Drupal core.
18-Apr-2019 Recent Phishing Attack – Fraudulent website 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 website, which has been reported to the HKMA.
17-Apr-2019 GovCERT.HK - Security Alert (A19-04-05): Multiple Vulnerabilities in Oracle Java and Oracle Products (April 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.
15-Apr-2019 GovCERT.HK - Security Alert (A19-04-04): Vulnerability in Apache Tomcat Apache Software Foundation has released new versions of Apache Tomcat 7, 8 and 9 to address a vulnerability in CGI servlet.
15-Apr-2019 GovCERT.HK - Weekly IT Security News Bulletin (8 Apr 2019 – 14 Apr 2019) - Operational technology security challenges
- Credential stuffing behind 30 billion unauthorised login attempts
12-Apr-2019 Smart Cyber Advice: 防電腦淪「礦場」預防勝治療 (Chinese only) Please refer to the Chinese version.
12-Apr-2019 HKCERT – Security Blog: "SSH Hong Kong Enterprise Cyber Security Readiness Index Survey" Up 3.7 Points to 49.3. Enterprises still needs to improve on Cyber Security Readiness 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 49.3 (maximum being 100), a slight increase of 3.7 from the inaugural survey last year.
12-Apr-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.
10-Apr-2019 GovCERT.HK - Security Alert (A19-04-03): 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.
10-Apr-2019 GovCERT.HK - High Threat Security Alert (A19-04-02): Multiple Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Products (April 2019) Microsoft has released security updates addressing multiple vulnerabilities and which affect several Microsoft products or components. Reports indicate active exploitation against the vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows have been observed.
9-Apr-2019 Recent Phishing Attack - Fraudulent website 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 website, which has been reported to the HKMA.
8-Apr-2019 GovCERT.HK - Weekly IT Security News Bulletin (1 Apr 2019 – 7 Apr 2019) - Click-fraud apps make malware in Google Play Store double
- Dealing with security threats from remote workforce
5-Apr-2019 Smart Cyber Advice: Do not fall victim to cryptomining malware Please refer to the Chinese version.
4-Apr-2019 Recent Phishing Attack - Fraudulent website and 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 fraudulent website and phishing email, which has been reported to the HKMA.
3-Apr-2019 GovCERT.HK - High Threat Security Alert (A19-04-01): Multiple Vulnerabilities in Apache HTTP Server The Apache Software Foundation released a security update to address multiple vulnerabilities in the modules of HTTP Server
3-Apr-2019 Recent Phishing Attack – Fraudulent website related to Shanghai Commercial Bank Limited The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) wishes to alert members of the public to a press release issued by Shanghai Commercial Bank Limited on fraudulent website, which has been reported to the HKMA.
1-Apr-2019 GovCERT.HK - Weekly IT Security News Bulletin (25 Mar 2019 – 31 Mar 2019) - Supply chain attacks on the rise
- Modern phishing defense tactics
March 2019
29-Mar-2019 Smart Cyber Advice: Vulnerability in smart shoes rises concern of IoT security Please refer to the Chinese version.
29-Mar-2019 GovCERT.HK - Security Alert (A19-03-08): Multiple Vulnerabilities in VMware Products VMware has published a security advisory to address multiple vulnerabilities in virtual USB 1.1 UHCI (Universal Host Controller Interface), virtual network adapters and VMware Tools.
28-Mar-2019 GovCERT.HK - Security Alert (A19-03-07): Multiple Vulnerabilities in Cisco Products (March 2019) Cisco released security advisories to address multiple vulnerabilities in Cisco IOS and IOS XE software.
26-Mar-2019 GovCERT.HK - Security Alert (A19-03-06): Multiple Vulnerabilities in Apple iOS Apple has released a security update in its latest iOS version 12.2 to fix 50 vulnerabilities identified in various iOS devices.
25-Mar-2019 GovCERT.HK - Weekly IT Security News Bulletin (18 Mar 2019 – 24 Mar 2019) - SimBad 惡意廣告程式肆虐 1.5億Android手機受害
- Denial of service bug in Facebook TLS 1.3 open source library
25-Mar-2019 GovCERT.HK - Security Alert (A19-03-05): Multiple Vulnerabilities in Firefox Mozilla has published security advisories to address multiple vulnerabilities found in Firefox.
25-Mar-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.
22-Mar-2019 Smart Cyber Advice: Corporates should have guideline of protecting data on mobile devices Please refer to the Chinese version.
22-Mar-2019 HKCERT – Security Blog: Security Advisory: Facebook stored plain text user passwords on their internal servers Recently, Facebook discovered that there were hundreds of millions account passwords stored in plain text on their internal company servers.
22-Mar-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.
20-Mar-2019 GovCERT.HK - Security Alert (A19-03-04): Multiple Vulnerabilities in Firefox Mozilla has published security advisories to address multiple vulnerabilities found in Firefox.
19-Mar-2019 GovCERT.HK - Weekly IT Security News Bulletin (11 Mar 2019 – 17 Mar 2019) - Domain generating algorithm keeps Point-of-Sale malware active
- Security Risks of Serverless Application
19-Mar-2019 Recent Phishing Attack - Recent Phishing Attack - Fraudulent website related to China CITIC Bank International Limited The Hong KongThe 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.
18-Mar-2019 Recent Phishing Attack - Fraudulent website related to DBS Bank (Hong Kong) Limited The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) wishes to alert members of the public to a press release issued by DBS Bank (Hong Kong) Limited on fraudulent website, which has been reported to the HKMA.
15-Mar-2019 Smart Cyber Advice: Security for company implementing “Bring Your Own Device” policy Please refer to the Chinese version
14-Mar-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 application (App), which has been reported to the HKMA.
13-Mar-2019 GovCERT.HK - High Threat Security Alert (A19-03-03): Multiple Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Products (March 2019) Microsoft has released security updates addressing multiple vulnerabilities which affect several Microsoft products or components.
12-Mar-2019 Recent Phishing Attack - Fraudulent website related to DBS Bank (Hong Kong) Limited The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) wishes to alert members of the public to a press release issued by DBS Bank (Hong Kong) Limited on fraudulent website, which has been reported to the HKMA.
11-Mar-2019 GovCERT.HK - Weekly IT Security News Bulletin (4 Mar 2019 – 10 Mar 2019) - Spam emails from zombie email account
- Long tail of attacks on identity data in 2018
11-Mar-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.
8-Mar-2019 Smart Cyber Advice: Airlines and travel agents should stay vigilant against cyber attacks Please refer to the Chinese version.
8-Mar-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 fraudulent website, which has been reported to the HKMA.
7-Mar-2019 GovCERT.HK - High Threat Security Alert (A19-03-02): Vulnerability in Google Chrome Google released a security update to address a use-after-free vulnerability in the FileReader application programming interface (API) of the Google Chrome.
5-Mar-2019 Recent Phishing Attack – Fraudulent websites related to United Overseas Bank Ltd. The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) wishes to alert members of the public to a press release issued by United Overseas Bank Ltd. on fraudulent websites, which has been reported to the HKMA.
4-Mar-2019 GovCERT.HK - Weekly IT Security News Bulletin (25 Feb 2019 – 3 Mar 2019) - PDF Signature Spoofing
- Beware of compromised and HTTPS web sites
4-Mar-2019 GovCERT.HK - High Threat Security Alert (A19-03-01): Vulnerability in Adobe ColdFusion Adobe released a security update to address a “File Upload Restriction Bypass” vulnerability in ColdFusion.
1-Mar-2019 Smart Cyber Advice: Beware of fraudulent recruitment message embedded with malware Please refer to the Chinese version.
Feb 2019
28-Feb-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.
26-Feb-2019 HKCERT – Security Blog: Security Advisory: Beware of the unauthorized SMS forwarding Recently, there was a report about SMS authentication code in some stored value facilities (SVF) can be forwarded to other phone number by fraudsters.
26-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.
25-Feb-2019 GovCERT.HK - Weekly IT Security News Bulletin (18 Feb 2019 – 24 Feb 2019) - Web applications pose greatest risk to security breaches
- Improving CVSS
25-Feb-2019 GovCERT.HK - Security Alert (A19-02-08): Multiple Vulnerabilities in ISC BIND Multiple vulnerabilities were found in "EDNS", "managed-keys" and "Dynamically Loadable Zones" features of the Internet Systems Consortium (ISC) BIND software.
25-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.
25-Feb-2019 Fraudulent website 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 website, which has been reported to the HKMA.
22-Feb-2019 Smart Cyber Advice: Adopt two factor authentication to avoid data leakage Please refer to the Chinese version.
22-Feb-2019 GovCERT.HK - Security Alert (A19-02-07) : Vulnerability in Adobe Reader/Acrobat A security update is released for Adobe Reader and Acrobat to address a vulnerability.
21-Feb-2019 GovCERT.HK - High Threat Security Alert (A19-02-06) : Vulnerability in Drupal Drupal released security updates to fix the vulnerability resided in the Drupal Core and its modules. Report indicates that active exploitation against the vulnerability has been observed.
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.
15-Feb-2019 Smart Cyber Advice - Enhance the protection of Domain Name System (DNS) Please refer to the Chinese version.
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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