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Hong Kong Marine Department hit by hackers

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.

Jason Jiang

Jason is one of the most prolific writers on the diverse China shipping & logistics industry and his access to the major maritime players with business in China has proved an invaluable source of exclusives. Having been working at Asia Shipping Media since inception, Jason is the chief correspondent of Splash and associate editor of Maritime CEO magazine. Previously he had written for a host of titles including Supply Chain Asia, Cargo Facts and Air Cargo Week.
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