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  1. HK a hotbed of espionage, says mainland official

    Posted Dec 20th 2003, 12:00am by Gary Cheung, Klaudia Lee

    ... Chow Chung-yan, Gary Cheung and Klaudia Lee A senior official with the Beijing Liaison Office in Hong Kong says the city is a hotbed of foreign espionage, calling the recent arrest of one ... and is always ideal for espionage operations.' In the past, the Hong Kong police were active spy hunters, but the special branch responsible for such operations was disbanded before the handover. ...

  2. HK firms caught napping as fraudsters gain an edge

    Posted Jul 15th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... asset misappropriation, financial misrepresentation, corruption and bribery, money laundering, cyber crimes such as hacking and illegal access to computer-based information, piracy and counterfeiting as well as industrial espionage. As elsewhere, asset misappropriation was the most prevalent form of fraud in Hong Kong. Second was cyber crime. The percentage of Hong Kong firms reporting ...

  3. Progress made in fight against cyber crime

    Posted Nov 07th 2003, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... traditional offences faster and more efficiently than ever, and to do so with an unprecedented degree of anonymity. That is the bad news. But as delegates to the Second Asia Cyber Crime Summit ... Peter Grabowsky, an expert in cyber crime from the Australian National University in Canberra. 'Governments are improving their capacity to deal with these problems, both of their own ...

  4. CyberNet buys SMS assets for $33m

    Posted Aug 04th 2003, 12:00am by Annette Chiu

    ... China International Trust and Investment Corp (Citic) has injected the assets of a short-messaging service (SMS) provider into 21 CN CyberNet, in which it holds a 27 per cent interest. Hong Kong-listed CyberNet acquired 45 per cent of Beijing HL 95 from Citic in a 36 million yuan (HK$33.73 million) deal, which also includes future investment in the firm. It funded ...

  5. Women victims of cyber-discrimination

    Posted Dec 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... A representative from Japan, Junko Kunionobu, said cyber-violence against women, including the circulation of pornography on the Web, had become a serious problem in the 21st century. 'But we ... Wai-ching, service co-ordinator of Hong Kong's Association Concerning Sexual Violence Against Women, said another serious form of cyber-violence against women was the publication of pornographic ...

  6. Cyber-dissident may soon taste freedom

    Posted Nov 13th 2003, 12:00am by Nailene Chou

    ... Nailene Chou Wiest in Beijing Liu Di, a young cyber-dissident detained on sedition charges a year ago, could be released soon, according to family members and other sources in Beijing. ... But from the perspective of the authorities, setting her free has its downside especially after the crackdown on cyber dissidents was stepped up, sources in Beijing said. Du Daobin, a liberal ...

  7. Surge in cyber crime a result of hacking

    Posted Aug 16th 2003, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Stella Lee

    ... Kong Association for Computer Education released yesterday showed that 22 of 1,207 primary students polled said they had tried hacking, while 64 of 1,244 secondary students had. To combat cyber crimes, police yesterday launched a website on cyber ethics with the Education and Manpower Bureau and the Television and Entertainment Licensing Authority. It is designed to provide resources ...

  8. Parents collect underage girls after cyber vice raid

    Posted Jul 27th 2003, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Stella Lee

    ... A 15-year-old girl,who was among the 24 underage girls found in raids on Friday on three cyber cafes in Mongkok, has been arrested for using another person's identity card. A police ... services to customers. The girls worked in small rooms, each containing a computer and a sofa. Detectives said that the number of cyber cafes providing sex services had mushroomed in Mongkok since ...

  9. 37 underage girls held in cyber cafe vice raids

    Posted Jul 26th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Police officers last night raided cyber cafes in Mongkok alleged to have engaged dozens of under-aged girls to provide sex services to customers. Two men and four women from three cafes ... assistants', were paid between $100 to $400 to provide various sexual services to customers. The officer said that cyber cafes that also provided sex services had mushroomed in Mongkok since last year. ...

  10. HK's World Cyber Games team

    Posted Aug 28th 2003, 12:00am by Monique Chu

    ... Nerds... geeks... cyber-junkies, computer game players have long had a bad rap. Ever since Pacman and Space Invaders gave way to labyrinthian adventures such as Dungeons And Dragons, ... in the past 15 months have hardly helped boost this image. Ng Man-fai, 28, and Lai Pui-sun, 17, were both found slumped over tables in separate cyber cafes after long stints playing Diablo II. Both ...




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