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  • Jul 30, 2014
  • Updated: 8:46am

Denial-Of-Service Attack

Hacker threatens July 1 chaos

A Hong Kong member of the US-based hacking group Anonymous - who claims to have paralysed several government websites with cyber attacks - says he plans similar attacks in Hong Kong and the mainland as part of the July 1 protests.

Thursday, 21 June, 2012, 12:00am

Hackers bombard gold exchange

Police are investigating a cybercriminal attack on Hong Kong's Chinese Gold & Silver Exchange in the past two weeks, part of a growing number of 'distributed denial of service' attempts across the city.

23 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Businessman arrested for HKEX hacking

A 29-year-old businessman has been arrested in connection with the cyber attacks on the Hong Kong stock exchange's website last week.

The suspected hacker was taken into custody on Thursday after police raided his home in Yuen Long and the IT company he owns in Kwun Tong, where 17 computers as well as two mobile phones and five digital storage devices were seized.

20 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Net casino operators target competitors

While distributed denial-of-service attacks have begun targeting traditional businesses like finance and e-commerce sites, most attacks in Asia still focus on the largely illegal world of online gambling.

10 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Don't underestimate the impact of viruses

While our global economic damage estimates for the viruses MyDoom, NetSky and Bagle are significant, the assumption is often made by United States critics that they are US-focused, whereas they are actually global estimates.

16 Mar 2004 - 12:00am

Microsoft raids reveal vulnerability of Asia

If an attack can happen to software monolith Microsoft, it can happen to anyone. Microsoft was hit with two 'denial-of-service' attacks last week, when its system was subjected to so many information requests that general traffic was halted and some of its Web sites made inaccessible.

30 Jan 2001 - 12:00am