Harvey Kong reports:
Hong Kong’s Consumer Council has revealed that the personal data of more than 25,000 people may have been leaked in a cyberattack against the watchdog, up from an earlier estimate of 8,000.
The council last Friday said at a press conference that it had fallen victim to a cyberattack and anonymous hackers had threatened to leak personal data by Saturday night if a ransom of US$500,000 was not paid.
Read more at South China Morning Post. The name of the threat actors was not disclosed and DataBreaches has not spotted any listings on dark web leak sites of some ransomware groups.
This post will be updated when more information becomes available.