Travellers queue at Hong Kong International Airport to check in for their flight. As a major transit point and popular destination, Hong Kong draws tens of millions of visitors to the city every year, and its travel industry generates and absorbs enormous amounts of data from and about customers. Photo: Dickson Lee
Wickie Fung
Opinion

Opinion

Wickie Fung

Travel hub Hong Kong is on the hit list of cyber criminals, as Cathay data breach shows. It’s time it started defending itself

  • The data breach suffered by Cathay Pacific last year was just one of a growing number of attacks on a pillar of the Hong Kong economy, which highlight the vulnerability of an industry where a large amount of personal information is stored and used

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Travellers queue at Hong Kong International Airport to check in for their flight. As a major transit point and popular destination, Hong Kong draws tens of millions of visitors to the city every year, and its travel industry generates and absorbs enormous amounts of data from and about customers. Photo: Dickson Lee
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