31 Oct 2022

Hong Kong Government Reconsiders Stance on Virtual Asset ETFs, Tokenized Securities, Retail Investors

Hong Kong’s Financial Services and Treasury Bureau issued a policy statement on virtual assets at the opening of the city’s flagship tech conference Hong Kong FinTech Week on Monday. Hong Kong is “ready to engage” with global virtual asset service providers and invite them to the city, the statement says.

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19 Oct 2022

Spyder Loader Malware Deployed Against Hong Kong Organizations

Security researchers at Symantec released an advisory claiming that the Spyder Loader malware has been observed targeting government organizations in Hong Kong. The security researchers believe that the attacks are likely part of a larger campaign called Operation CuckooBees, which was first discussed publicly in March 2021. Cybereason has also

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15 Sep 2022

SparklingGoblin APT Targeted Hong Kong University With New Linux Backdoor

The SideWalk backdoor has been leveraged by a threat actor group seeking to target a Hong Kong university. The attack reportedly occurred in February 2021 and was perpetrated by the SparklingGoblin advanced persistent threat group. The attackers sough out the Linux variant of the backdoor to hack into the university’s

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01 Jul 2022

Hong Kong’s new leader sworn in as Xi hails rule by ‘patriots’

Hong Kong’s next leader was sworn in on Friday as it marked 25 years since its return to Chinese rule. John Lee was sworn in during a ceremony that was overseen by Chinese President Xi Jinping. This trip was the first by Xi Jinping outside mainland China since the beginning

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05 May 2022

FBI Reports Thailand and Hong Kong Banks Used Most in BEC

The FBI has released a warning regarding business email compromise attacks, stating that banks located in Thailand and Hong Kong are used in the majority of attacks. BEC attacks have become increasingly popular over the past few years, growing to impact large enterprises, SMBs, and even personal transactions. According to

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17 Feb 2022

Covid: Hong Kong’s hospitals overwhelmed amid spike in cases

A huge surge in Covid-19 cases in Hong Kong has overwhelmed the healthcare system and caused infected patients to have to be treated outside the hospitals. This is the fifth wave of infections and the government has admitted its struggle to contain the sprike, but has not agreed to a

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27 Jan 2022

Hong Kong Dials Back One of World’s Longest Covid-19 Quarantines

Officials in Hong Kong have shortened one of the world’s longest remaining quarantine requirements for travelers arriving in the city from three weeks to two. The decision may have been a result of pressure from international business groups over the city’s harsh policies. Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam reported

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05 Jan 2022

Hong Kong bans some inbound flights, tightens COVID-19 curbs

Hong Kong has announced a two-week ban on flights arriving from eight different countries, including the US and UK. The city also tightened restrictions on Wednesday as authorities feared a fifth wave of infections due to the Omicron variant. The restrictions were announces as health authorities searched the city for

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31 Dec 2021

Hong Kong reports first Omicron cluster as city welcomes New Year

Hong Kong’s long streak of zero locally transmitted Covid-19 cases ended after it confirmed its first Omicron cluster. As the city prepares to ring in the new year, fears of a wider outbreak followed the detection of the cluster. The first two cases of local transmission were detected on Thursday.

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31 Dec 2021

Hong Kong pop star Denise Ho arrested by national security police

Dennis Ho, a canto-pop star and prominent Hong Kong pro-democracy activist was arrested at her home on Wednesday morning. Ho was one of six people arrested by the city’s national security police in an early morning crackdown linked to an online media organization called Stand News. Police forces later confirmed

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