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Cyberport says it has contacted affected individuals

Cyberport is suspected to have lost more than 400 gigabytes (GB) of personal data to a hacking group last month, and the hacking group today (December 12) claimed that the data had been "released". Cyberport said in the afternoon that, according to the results of its current investigation, the data included personal names and contact details, information on employees, former employees and job applicants, and a small amount of credit card information. Cyberport said it had contacted the potentially affected individuals directly and would provide them with free identity monitoring services by professional security consultants. The types of data that may have been stolen in this data leakage incident and how the public can ascertain whether they are affected can be found in this article.

Cyberport means that the personal data being accessed may include:

The A certain amount of personal information, limited to name and contact information (phone number, email).

The information on employees, ex-employees and job seekers (including identity card number, photo, date of birth, address, employment information, social media accounts, academic qualifications and bank account information) and a small amount of health information on employees and ex-employees

The A small amount of credit card information

The Cyberport claims that it will notify the relevant persons if they think they may be affected, and members of the public may contact Cyberport (infosecurity.cs@cyberport.hk) if they think they may be affected.

The Cyberport claims that it encourages any interested party to be aware of any suspicious activity or notifications on their account and that it may take some additional measures, including changing passwords regularly and ensuring that you do not use the same password for more than one account, as a precautionary measure.

The Cyberport claimed that it would notify the relevant persons if it considered that they might be affected, and that Cyberport would have a dedicated team to deal with individual cases.

The Cyberport says it is taking the matter very seriously and has engaged an independent cyber security expert to investigate and remediate the situation. In the meantime, Cyberport has immediately strengthened its network and system security measures to further enhance data security and protection.

The Cyberport will engage a third party service provider to provide additional professional identity monitoring services to the affected persons free of charge. Details of the service will be announced in due course.

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