New Data Shows Hong Kong a Top Target for Hackers

A new digital security report from the Hong Kong Computer Emergency Response Team (HKCERT) says that Hong Kong companies and residents have already lost around HK$2 billion (US$256.4 million) to cybercrime in the first nine months of this year, which is a a 565 per cent increase from 2012.


The city, ranked in the top five global destinations for cyber criminal activities according to a LexisNexis Risk Solutions report, has also seen more than 9,000 attacks this year.


Despite this, it is said that Hong Kong companies are not doing enough to protect against such threats, according to a survey of 350 companies from six industry sectors published last April by the HKPC and cybersecurity firm SSH Communications Security.


Source: SCMP

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