Nasdaq forum website hacked, passwords compromised

The attack was aimed at Nasdaq OMX Group’s community forum website. Photo: Reuters

Cyber-criminals targeted Nasdaq OMX Group’s community forum website and gained access to the email usernames and passwords of the members of the site, which took two days to come back online on Thursday evening.

Tuesday, 13 August, 2013, 3:52pm

Former USSR internet domain a haven for cyber-criminals

Illustration: Henry Wong

Security experts say the .su internet suffix assigned to the USSR in 1990 has become a haven for hackers who have flocked to the defunct superpower's domain space to send spam and steal money.

2 Jun 2013 - 2:44am

China Digest, February 4, 2013

A member of the Miyun county People's Political Consultative Conference has been stripped of his membership because of a recent scuffle he had at a local hotel, The Beijing News reports. 

4 Feb 2013 - 5:09am

Washington Post joins list of hacked US media

The Washington Post said it detected a cyberattack in 2011.

The Washington Post disclosed on Saturday that it had suffered a cyberattack and suspects Chinese hackers were behind it, joining Twitter and major US media outlets that have endured intrusions.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Briefs, February 3, 2013

Police charged a man and two women with drug dealing, after they were stopped in Hong Kong Airport's departure hall while trying to smuggle HK$1.4 million worth of Ice out of the city. 

3 Feb 2013 - 5:36am

Philippine mayor sues activist over Facebook posting

Mayor Carlito Pentecostes Jnr

The operations of two mining firms with Chinese investors in a remote Philippines seaside town have triggered the first defamation lawsuit by a government official over postings about him on Facebook.

26 Nov 2012 - 4:05am

Stock exchange website hacker found guilty

A businessman was found guilty yesterday of unleashing "highly reckless" cyberattacks on a stock exchange website last year.

Tse Man-lai, 28, had pleaded not guilty in the District Court to two counts of obtaining access to a computer with criminal or dishonest intent. He was convicted of both counts after a trial.

25 Oct 2012 - 3:17am

Media groups, Filipinos protest tough cyber law

A computer rental shop that offers internet services in Quezon City, east of Manila. Photo: EPA

Media groups and Filipinos stepped up calls for repealing a tough new law that targets cybercrime but activists fear will be used to suppress online freedoms in the Southeast Asian nation.

3 Oct 2012 - 5:33pm

Free speech advocates attack new cybercrime law in Philippines

Free speech advocates attack new cybercrime law in Philippines

A new cybercrime law due to roll out this week has angered free speech advocates who claim that it could empower the Philippine government to muzzle dissent with its own version of the "Great Firewall of China".

1 Oct 2012 - 4:25am

Out shopping

Out shopping


22 Sep 2012 - 11:25pm

Inventive criminals catch us out on web

The huge expansion of, and widespread access to, high-speed internet access has fuelled the rapid growth in personal communication over the past 30 years. From the early days of costly, power-hungry mobile phones that were as big and as heavy as a briefcase, we moved to now long-obsolete pagers.

18 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Tech giants team up for better spam fix

E-mail and social media giants Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Yahoo have teamed up in a new global alliance that aims to significantly reduce the threat of fraudulent electronic messages, such as 'phishing' and 'spam', which litter the internet.

31 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Hackers put smartphones on their next attack list

A computer security watchdog warned that hackers could make smartphones their next target, after it received a record number of security and virus alerts last year.

The growing use of cloud computing - where data is stored on remote internet servers - was also increasing vulnerability, the Hong Kong Computer Emergency Response Team's Co-ordination Centre said yesterday.

6 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

HK is 2nd top for e-mail cyberattacks, report says

Hong Kong was the world's second biggest target for e-mail cyberattacks last month, a new report says.

One in every 180 e-mails that landed in the city's inboxes last month carried malware, which refers to malicious code in the form of a virus, trojan or worm, said the study by the United States-based internet security firm Symantec.

6 Nov 2011 - 12:00am


Book revives fond memories

I would like to introduce the book Hong Kong into our collective memory. It is a photographic record of the places we used to visit, the things we remember and what we used to do. For example, the book features the Star Ferry pier and the Kowloon Walled City.

27 Apr 2010 - 12:00am