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Watch Out for HK Computer Zombies!

Posted by jtsmyth8 on September 11, 2009

Hong Kong is the capital of zombies … computer zombies that is. It is estimated there are 4,000 active zombie computers constantly spamming garbage data 24 hours a day. The spam rate out of HK has increased from roughly 85% last year to over 90% this year. So HK users can expect 9 out of every 10 emails they receive to be spammed content.

The side effect of the amount of garbage emails is lost business productivity. Not only does the computer guys need to spend extra time protecting the network but a significant investment needs to be input to prevent future problems. Botnets, zombies, and spammers all attacking on every front. Certainly not a friendly cyberworld we had hoped for when the Internet was developed.

Just be careful of that guy emailing you from a .HK address. Scan it for viruses and don’t give out your personal information.


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Worst Kept Secret?

Posted by jtsmyth8 on August 29, 2009

So Andy Lau has come clean, sort of. The public has finally gotten some photographic proof that Andy is attached to Carol Chu. Spotted in Malaysia at the airport paparazzi finally managed to snap a picture of the 2 together, after years of HK photographers failing miserably. He did not admit nor deny their relationship but we all know better. I’m not sure why he would spend so long keeping the rumors at bay while many other stars have gone public. You have a man who has gone to great lengths to keep his private life private.

Andy Lau announces marriage

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Stiff sentence for child thieves

Posted by jtsmyth8 on July 30, 2008

What is the matter with today’s youth? Teenagers are turning into common street thugs. I blame gangs and the parents. Parents too busy earning money neglect their children and gangs prey on them and they become recruited into the underworld. This smash and grab sounds like an initiation rite of passage.

“Three Hong Kong children have been sentenced to more than three years for the armed hold-up of a jewellery shop, a newspaper said on Thursday, with the court saying the stiff sentence was in the public interest.

Disguised with masks and caps, the two boys and one girl, all aged 14, threatened staff at the shop with knives in September last year, grabbing gold necklaces, bracelets and pendants valued at more than HK$1 million ($128,200).” (story)

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HK family pays ransom for safe return of son

Posted by jtsmyth8 on July 16, 2008

The mother of one of Hong Kong’s richest tycoons paid nearly 77 million US dollars (S$103.7 million) for his release after he was kidnapped by a notorious gangster, a report said on Wednesday.

Ms Kwong Siu-hing, the 79-year-old chairman of Sun Hung Kai Properties, met gangster Cheung Tze-keung, known as ‘Big Spender’, days after he kidnapped her eldest son Walter Kwok in September 1997, The Standard reported.

Accompanied by one of her younger sons and Mr Kwok’s wife, Ms Kwong offered Cheung 600 million dollars to get her eldest son back.

The ransom in 1,000 dollar notes was packed inside 20 large carrier bags and driven in two Mercedes saloon cars to a quiet lane in Central district, the report said, quoting a source close to the family.

Cheung and his accomplice drove the two cars away with the cash. (story)

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HK buyer owns “unluckiest” license plate

Posted by jtsmyth8 on May 12, 2008

A Hong Kong woman splashed out 130,000 US dollars for a car licence plate carrying “4444”, despite the number’s traditional links to death in Chinese culture, a report said Monday.

The bidder paid one million Hong Kong dollars in a government auction of 270 unusual licence plates on Sunday, the Chinese-language Apple Daily said.

The number four is often avoided by Chinese people because its pronunciation is similar to the word for “dead”.

Some skyscrapers do not include floors that end with the number, such as 14th or fourth, as they are less likely to be rented. (story)

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