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As the latest victim – Hong Kong’s Consumer Council – has warned, no system is apparently ‘bulletproof’ when it comes to cyberattacks, but vigilance is key.
Police in Hong Kong have sounded the alarm on a surge in arrests for money laundering and fraud among those aged between 10 and 20.
Ransomware attack on city’s tech hub and its delayed reaction to data breach show there is no room for complacency in cyberspace.
Despite new crime-fighting tools, it is becoming increasingly clear that staying ahead of cyber bandits requires individuals to take greater precautions.
Initiation ceremonies are in the spotlight again with the arrest of a University of Hong Kong student for alleged indecent assault.
Measures must encourage victims to come forward as Hong Kong abuse cases rise with youngsters back at school and more willing to report incidents.
Cybercrime is in the headlines and while the amount of money lost in phishing cases has fallen, there is still big money being stolen by online fraudsters. Hopefully, with stronger enforcement and publicity, this will change
Engineer Remi Pierre Brouillet, 39, arrested upon arrival at Hong Kong International Airport on Tuesday.
Police open child abuse investigation after Princess Margaret Hospital staff tell officers that girl, 3, is believed to have ingested dangerous drugs.
Force also reveals details of ongoing undercover operation targeting rule-breaking cabbies and those offering illegal car rental services.
Officers from Hong Kong, mainland China and Macau team up for intelligence-led operation code-named ‘Thunderbolt 2023’ to bring down crime syndicates.
Secretary minister Chris Tang reveals police have also seized more than HK$8 million in cash and other assets worth HK$77 million as three more arrested.
Move revealed by security minister Chris Tang, who warns suspect, 62, has been held over occupational safety offence, but more charges may follow.
Accelerants found at scene at Ying Wong House in North Point.
John Lee vows to step up site checks and hunt down any negligent parties in case in which two workers died after being trapped in toxic gas-filled space.
Source says suspect is Wong Sheung-yin, 23-year-old director of over-the-counter shop Money Lupin, as alleged losses in case reach HK$1.5 billion.
The theft is the 10th largest crypto hack of all time and the biggest so far in 2023, according to blockchain research firm Elliptic.
Force’s narcotics bureau says it will ask courts to hand down tougher penalties offences considered ‘rampant’ by police.
Government officials return to Redhill Peninsula in Tai Tam to check 10 homes they were unable to get into on Friday.
Hong Kong Journalists Association chair Ronson Chan released on bail, pending appeal after court finds him guilty over failure to produce document during search.
Investigation follows allegations suggesting project manager abruptly left construction site without completing safety evaluation.
Inspector Lui Long-ching says 37 of 41 people arrested in latest crackdown were aged 25 or below, with youngest just 14 years old.
People deemed as high risk in potential data leak include staff, former employees, subscribers of Choice magazine and voters who took part in past events.
The SFC is walking back on its reluctance to publish the names of cryptocurrency platform applicants in the face of public backlash over JPEX’s debacle.
The implosion of JPEX is likely to make the public more cautious about investing in cryptocurrencies, but sentiment may improve in the long run, experts say.
Police suspend 34-year-old man surnamed Leung from duty following his arrest on suspicion of sexually abusing girl at flat in Kwai Chung.
The writing was on the wall for months before crackdown on company allegedly behind HK$1.43 billion fraud.
Justice Department lawyers insist ban can be implemented without ‘chilling effect’ highlighted in original refusal of injunction against song by High Court.
Lawmaker and Exco member Jeffrey Lam says SFC wording ‘is so esoteric that many people don’t understand them’.
Suspects include social media influencer, YouTubers, director of restaurant group and corporate secretary of JPEX Technical Support Company, since renamed.
Independent Commission Against Corruption says the case involves bribes amounting to more than HK$6.5 million.
Officials reveal scale of potential breaches after six-hour inspection operation, with 40 homes also suspected of encroaching illegally on government land.
Joseph Lam addresses the media over his involvement in cryptocurrency platform JPEX, which is at the centre of city’s largest alleged scam of its kind.
Consumer Council chairman Clement Chan says unknown hackers have threatened to leak data unless US$500,000 ransom met, which watchdog has refused to pay.