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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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Tokyo vacation might not be a good idea

Posted by jtsmyth8 on December 5, 2008

Planning your next vacation? Perhaps you should cross Tokyo off that list. Recently a survey placed Tokyo as the most expensive city in Asia. The next most expensive cities were Hong Kong, Shanghai, Taipei, and Beijing. Beijing’s rapid development and inflation has it quickly climbing the list. The HK dollar (tied to the US dollar) recently has become more expensive due to currency issues. The Korean dollar (down) has been attributed to lowered costs of cities in Korea. Other Asian currency have had a similar effect on their local economies.

The most expensive city in the world? Luanda (capital of Angola). Primarily an oil rich nation in south Africa ranked the most expensive due to costly consumer items enjoyed by wealthy expatriates.

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Cecilia Cheung and singer Gillian Chung to make comeback

Posted by jtsmyth8 on July 31, 2008

Hong Kong actress Cecilia Cheung and singer Gillian Chung are trying to make a comeback after having been involved in a sex photo scandal that rocked Hong Kong show business early this year.

Sin Chew Daily reported that advertisements featuring both of them appeared on prime time television in China recently.

Commercials and movies starring Cheung and Chung were almost completely dropped from the screen after hundreds of photos – believed to be those of Hong Kong actor Edison Chen with a string of Hong Kong starlets including Chueng, Chung and former actress Bobo Chan – were found circulating on the Internet.

According to certain websites, some people supported Cheung and Chung returning to show business as the incident had happened a long time ago. (story)

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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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