In response to media enquiries as to whether the information systems in Tai Lam Correctional Institution are not functioning properly, the Correctional Services Department (CSD) today (May 16) issued the following statement:
Currently, the functioning of the CSD information systems remains normal and is not affected by the recent ransomware attacks. The CSD has been closely monitoring the trends of cyber attacks and the associated security threats so as to monitor, detect and block potential malicious attacks on its networks.
As advised by the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer, the CSD is upgrading the security defence measures of the information systems, during which the speed of the network might be affected. In response to visitors' enquiries, a colleague in Tai Lam Region posted a notice on his own initiative to notify visitors about the situation.
Meanwhile, the CSD is staying vigilant and closely monitoring the latest developments of ransomware threats.
Ends/Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Issued at HKT 19:32