The Cyber Security and Technology Crime Bureau (CSTCB) held a seminar on email scams and ransomware attacks at the Police Headquarters on September 14. The seminar attracted the participation of over 200 cyber security professionals from five sectors, namely banking and finance, transportation, communications, public utilities and government.
Delivering opening remarks at the seminar, Superintendent of Cyber Security Division Tsang Nga-sze said the number of business email scam cases and the amount of loss were surging in the first half of this year. She stressed that corporations should be vigilant and take preventive measures to avoid bogus emails. A cyber security expert, Mr Tony Lee, explained the causes of ransomware attacks and gave prevention tips. Then Senior Inspector Poon Lok-shun talked about the prevalent phishing email attacks and explained how cybercriminals might steal information through the transmission of a computer virus.
In addition, the speakers shared the good practices in managing email accounts, and urged the practitioners to devise measures to mitigate email-based cyber attacks. The attendees said the information was useful for them in developing email security measures.