Hk: Thousands affected by Institute of Bankers data leak following ransomware incident

rthk reports:

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data said on Thursday that it has issued an enforcement notice to the Hong Kong Institute of Bankers, following a data leak that affected more than 13,000 members and about 100,000 non-members.

Speaking at a press conference, the watchdog said people’s personal information was leaked in December 2021, following a ransomware attack on six of the institute’s servers.

The Privacy Commissioner, Ada Chung, said there were “serious deficiencies” with the institute’s handling of the matter, adding that it had violated the Personal Data Ordinance.

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