Hackers Take Aim at Hong Kong, Kenya and the Philippines


Just another week in ThreatWatch, our regularly updated index of noteworthy data breaches.

In case you missed our coverage this week in ThreatWatchNextgov’s regularly updated index of cyber breaches:

Pro-democracy donor hacked in Hong Kong

Media baron Jimmy Lai Chee-ying, publisher of the forthright Apple Daily and Next magazines, allegedly was the target of cyberspies. 

After arrest, crooks claim hospital’s laptop is in a lake, but divers can’t locate

Self Regional Healthcare in South Carolina disclosed on July 23 that two people broke into one of its facilities over Memorial Day weekend and took a laptop belonging to the company.

Anonymous targets Kenyan government social media

A Latin American branch of the hacktivist collective says it is responding to a call for help regarding corruption.

Philippine government website hacked to spike page rank of gambling site

The Asian country’s Agriculture Department site contains concealed malware. Six webpages have been injected with a string of code that drives up search hits for a gambling site.

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