Hackers have managed to infiltrate the Hong Kong Marine Department, locking access to a computer located in its offices.
According to the marine department, the company was attacked by a malware called “Locky” and all the files in the computer have been locked, with the hacker leaving a message asking for payment of four bitcoins in exchange for passwords to unlock the files.
The department stressed that its operations are not affected by the cyber attack and it is now assisting the police to investigate the case. It has also warned all its staff not to open any suspicious links from internet.
In September, it was reported that two Hong Kong government agencies were attacked by hackers from mainland China.