RSS HKCERT

  • SA20052801 Apple Products Multiple Vulnerabilities May 28, 2020
    Multiple vulnerabilities have been identified in Apple, which could be exploited by attackers to cause the following impact(s):Cross-Site ScriptingDenial of ServiceElevation of PrivilegeRemote Code ExecutionSecurity Restriction BypassInformation DisclosureSystem / Technology Affected macOSWindows Migration AssistantSafariiCloud for WindowsSolutionsBefore installation of the software, please visit the vendor web-site for more details. Update to the following versions via "Software […]
  • SA20052502 IBM WebSphere Application Server Multiple Vulnerabilities May 25, 2020
    Multiple vulnerabilities have been identified in IBM WebSphere Application Server, which could be exploited by attackers to cause the following impact(s):Denial of ServiceInformation DisclosureSystem / Technology Affected InfoSphere Streams 4.1.1.xInfoSphere Streams 4.2.1.xInfoSphere Streams 4.3.1.xSolutionsBefore installation of the software, please visit the vendor web-site for more details. Apply fixes issued by the vendor: https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/6207088 https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/6207084
  • SA20052501 Microsoft Edge (Chromium-Based) Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability May 25, 2020
    A vulnerability has been identified in Microsoft Edge, which could be exploited by attackers to cause the following impact(s):Elevation of PrivilegeSystem / Technology Affected Microsoft Edge (Chromium-Based) prior to 83.0.478.37SolutionsBefore installation of the software, please visit the vendor's web-site for more details. Apply fixes issued by the vendor: Microsoft Edge (Chromium-Based) 83.0.478.37
  • SA20052103 Fortinet Products Denial of Service Vulnerability May 21, 2020
    A vulnerability has been identified in Fortinet, which could be exploited by attackers to cause the following impact(s):Denial of ServiceSystem / Technology Affected FortiAnalyzer 6.2.3 and belowFortiManager 6.2.3 and belowSolutionsBefore installation of the software, please visit the official vendor web-site for more details. Apply fixes issued by the vendor: https://fortiguard.com/psirt/FG-IR-16-039
  • SA20052102 Google Chrome Multiple Vulnerabilities May 21, 2020
    Multiple vulnerabilities have been identified in Google Chrome, which could be exploited by attackers to cause the following impact(s):Remote Code ExecutionSecurity Restriction BypassSystem / Technology Affected Google Chrome (Desktop version) prior to 83.0.4103.61SolutionsBefore installation of the software, please visit the vendor's web-site for more details. Apply fixes issued by the vendor: Google Chrome 83.0.4103.61
  • SA20052101 Microsoft Windows Denial of Service Vulnerability May 21, 2020
    A vulnerability has been identified in Microsoft Windows, which could be exploited by attackers to cause the following impact(s):Denial of ServiceSystem / Technology AffectedAll supported versions of Windows ServerSolutionsWorkaround: Enable RRL on a DNS server, please refer to DNS Server Response Rate Limiting
  • SA20052002 Red Hat Kernel Multiple Vulnerabilities May 20, 2020
    Multiple vulnerabilities have been identified in Red Hat Kernel, which could be exploited by attackers to cause the following impact(s):Denial of ServiceElevation of PrivilegeSystem / Technology Affected RedHat CodeReady Linux Builder for ARM 64 - Extended Update Support 8.1 aarch64RedHat CodeReady Linux Builder for Power, little endian - Extended Update Support 7.6 ppc64leRedHat CodeReady Linux […]
  • SA20052003 ISC BIND Denial of Service Vulnerability May 20, 2020
    A vulnerability has been identified in BIND, which could be exploited by attackers to cause the following impact(s):Denial of ServiceSystem / Technology Affected BIND Versions: 9.0.0 to 9.11.18 9.12.0 to 9.12.4-P2 9.14.0 to 9.14.11 9.16.0 to 9.16.2 BIND 9.17 experimental development branch: 9.17.0 to 9.17.1 BIND development branch: All 9.13 and 9.15 BIND Supported Preview […]
  • SA20052001 Linux Kernel Multiple Vulnerabilities May 20, 2020
    Multiple vulnerabilities have been identified in Ubuntu, which could be exploited by attackers to cause the following impact(s):Denial of ServiceRemote Code ExecutionSecurity Restriction BypassSystem / Technology Affected Ubuntu 14.04 ESMUbuntu 16.04 LTSUbuntu 18.04 LTSSolutionsBefore installation of the software, please visit the vendor web-site for more details. Apply fixes issued by the vendor: For detail, please […]
  • [Security Blog] Hong Kong Security Watch Report (Q1 2020) May 19, 2020
    HKCERT is pleased to bring to you the "Hong Kong Security Watch Report" for the first quarter of 2020.The Hong Kong Security Watch Report aims to raise public awareness of the problem of compromised systems in Hong Kong, enabling them to make better decision in information security.In 2020 Q1, there were 14,433 unique security events […]

RSS GovHK Law & Order

  • SJ rejects US interference May 29, 2020
    Secretary for Justice Teresa Cheng said that any attempt to interfere with the right of a sovereign state to pass its own national security law is unacceptable. Speaking to the media after attending a radio programme today, Ms Cheng rejected US President Donald Trump’s suggestion that Hong Kong has lost its autonomy. “It is said that we […]
  • Support for NPC decision urged May 28, 2020
    Fellow Citizens, Hong Kong, the home we all treasure, is defined by the "Lion Rock spirit" by which we join hands to pursue our dreams while putting aside our differences. Since our return to the Motherland, Hong Kong has been a Special Administrative Region directly under the Central People's Government, enjoying a high degree of autonomy […]
  • Police watchdog chief reappointed May 28, 2020
    The Government today announced the reappointment of Anthony Neoh as Independent Police Complaints Council (IPCC) Chairman for one year from June 1. Serving members Clement Chan, Wilson Kwong, Anissa Chan and Roland Wong were also reappointed for two years from June 1. The appointments are made by the Chief Executive according to the IPCC Ordinance. Secretary for Security John […]
  • Pre-typhoon exercise held May 28, 2020
    The Security Bureau today held an inter-departmental table-top exercise to test the Government's response capabilities for a super typhoon. Noting that the Hong Kong Observatory predicted the typhoon season in 2020 may start in or after June in Hong Kong, the bureau said the Government must heighten its vigilance and be well prepared to cope with the […]
  • IPCC report being followed up May 27, 2020
    A Security Bureau task force held its first meeting today to follow up on various recommendations set out in the Thematic Study Report of the Independent Police Complaints Council (IPCC). Secretary for Security John Lee, who supervises the task force, presided over the first meeting. In addition to Security Bureau representatives and police officers, Deputy Commissioner of […]
  • Gov’t responds to US chamber May 26, 2020
    It is unhelpful to speculate on the content of the national security legislation or spread rumours and fear about a law to safeguard national security, which is within the purview of the state, the Government said. It made the statement tonight in response to a May 26 statement by the US Chamber of Commerce on the national […]
  • More than 360 people arrested May 26, 2020
    Police arrested more than 360 people as at 9.30pm today, as lawbreakers wreaked havoc across the city since midnight. In a statement Police explained that people were arrested for possessing offensive weapons or instruments fit for unlawful purpose, unlawful assembly and participating in an unauthorised assembly. From the small hours of the morning, there were violent illegal […]
  • NPC’s decision will be lawful May 25, 2020
    Last weekend, the Hong Kong community again saw the social unrest in Causeway Bay and Wan Chai carried out by some under the pretext of protest against the draft decision on national security legislation to be passed by the National People’s Congress (NPC). What’s even more worrying is that some wrongly claimed that the draft […]
  • Cocaine hidden in jet engine seized May 25, 2020
    Customs today announced that it uncovered the first drug trafficking case using an aircraft engine to conceal drugs on May 20. It seized about 217kg of suspected cocaine with an estimated value of $246 million from the engine located in a seaborne container at Kwai Chung Customhouse Cargo Examination Compound. The amount of cocaine seized in the […]
  • Police condemn online incitement May 25, 2020
    Police today said they strongly condemn any actions that incite other people to disrupt public order, adding that they will not tolerate any illegal actions that breach social peace. Police made the statement after noticing that some netizens encouraged blocking main carriageways in various districts tomorrow morning by paralysing traffic and obstructing Police in an effort […]

RSS GovHK Press Release

  • Injured person found case in Cheung Sha Wan reclassified as murder and robbery May 30, 2020
         Police today (May 30) reclassified an injured person found case in Cheung Sha Wan on May 24 as murder and robbery.      On May 24 morning, Police received a report from a man that his mother was found injured and collapsed at their residence. Sustaining head injuries, the 55-year-old woman was rushed to Caritas […]
  • HKSAR Government refutes statements by US Administration May 30, 2020
         In response to the statement by President Trump on May 29 afternoon (about 3am, May 30, Hong Kong time) and comments by the United States (US) State Department over the last two days, a Government spokesman today (May 30) said:      "We note with deep regret that President Trump and his administration continue to smear and […]
  • Missing man in Wan Chai located May 30, 2020
         A man who went missing in Wan Chai has been located.      Lo Chi-hoi, aged 74, went missing after he was last seen at Wan Chai Road Market last night (May 29). His family made a report to Police on the same day.      The man was located at Tai Po Market Station this afternoon (May 30). […]
  • Missing woman in Ma On Shan located May 30, 2020
         A woman who went missing in Ma On Shan has been located.      Ngan Shui-kwan, aged 29, went missing after she left her residence on Hang Ming Street on May 28 morning. Her family made a report to Police on the same day.      The woman was located on On Chun Street at noon today (May 30). […]
  • Government launches "Enhanced Anti-epidemic Support Scheme for Property Management Sector" May 30, 2020
         The Home Affairs Department (HAD) announced today (May 30) that the Government will launch the "Enhanced Anti-epidemic Support Scheme for Property Management Sector" (Enhanced ASPM) under the "Anti-epidemic Fund" by extending the subsidised period of the previous ASPM for three months (i.e. June to August 2020) and relaxing the caps on headcounts of […]
  • Appeal for information on missing woman in Cheung Sha Wan (with photo) May 30, 2020
         Police today (May 30) appealed to the public for information on a woman who went missing in Cheung Sha Wan.      Chan Nicole, aged 37, went missing after she left her residence on Broadway on May 12 afternoon. Her family made a report to Police yesterday (May 29).      She is about 1.6 metres tall, 41 kilograms […]
  • Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases May 30, 2020
    The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:      As at noon today (May 30), one COVID-19 confirmed patient (case number: 1064) was discharged from hospital in the past 24 hours. So far, a total of 1 036 confirmed and suspected patients have been discharged.        At present, there are […]
  • CHP investigates three additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 May 30, 2020
         The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has announced that as of 4pm today (May 30), the CHP was investigating three additional confirmed cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), taking the number of cases to 1 083 in Hong Kong so far (comprising 1 082 confirmed cases and one probable case). […]
  • Appeal for information on missing man in Wan Chai (with photo) May 30, 2020
         Police today (May 30) appealed to the public for information on a man who went missing in Wan Chai.      Lo Chi-hoi, aged 74, went missing after he was last seen at Wan Chai Road Market last night (May 29). His family made a report to Police on the same day.      He is about 1.68 metres […]
  • Application period for IT Service Providers Reference List of Distance Business Programme to close on June 6 May 30, 2020
         The Innovation and Technology Commission announced today (May 30) that the application period for the IT Service Providers Reference List of the Distance Business Programme will end on June 6. Service providers wishing to enrol for the Reference List should submit applications through the Programme's online system before the deadline.             "The Programme opened for […]