Smartphone users would not be aware that hackers had taken control of their device. Photo: AP

Hong Kong police step up cybersecurity campaign as hackers steal HK$147 million – a 16-fold rise – from victims in year

  • Police recorded 47 hacking cases last year compared with 37 incidents and HK$9.1 million lost in 2017
  • Hacked devices included mobile phones, tablets and computers
Topic |   Scams and swindles

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Smartphone users would not be aware that hackers had taken control of their device. Photo: AP
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