November 19, 2008
The number of hacking attacks on computers in the city rose dramatically
in the first ten months of the year.
Speaking at the Information Security Summit, Hong Kong Productivity
Council executive director Wilson Fung said far government agencies had
handled more than 480 attacks during January-October, a 44 percent jump
from last year.
He said the alarming rise in attacks demanded government action to raise
public awareness and put into place stronger policy measures.
HK Computer Emergency Response Team Coordination Center manager Roy Ko
said many attacks came from international cyber-crime syndicates lead by
highly trained hackers.
He said the increase was also due to the proliferation of new software
more susceptible to attacks.
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