Global hacking attack hits four Hong Kong telecoms firms
Danny Lee reports:
Four of the city’s biggest internet service providers fell victim to an international cyberattack that also affected 10,000 patients’ health records held by Chinese University.
Servers at PCCW, Netvigator, Hong Kong Broadband Network (HKBN) and Hutchison Global Communications were among more than half a million targeted globally. The hackers succeeded in the taking hostage a couple of hundred of servers, including 14 in Hong Kong.
The telecoms firms affected hosted devices, or servers, on networks compromised by hackers called Synolocker, according to data provided by internet monitoring company Shodan.
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