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Some online services suspended

For the sake of prudence, the Electrical & Mechanical Services Department announced that it suspended several online services after it suspected that part of its network system had been hacked.   Apart from explaining that the initial decision to temporarily suspend some online services was due to an abnormality found in the network system today, the department expressed that it is very concerned about the incident.   An initial investigation revealed that no leakage of personal data has been found.    Online services including Registration & Permit Office Appointment Booking, the Online Continuous Professional Development Training Platform for Registered Electrical Workers and the electronic platform for the lift and escalator trade have been suspended.   For prudence's sake, the department made it clear that it will notify people concerned and added that if anyone encounters any suspicious circumstances, they should report it to Police promptly.   It apologised

ICAC head tests positive for COVID-19

Independent Commission Against Corruption Commissioner Woo Ying-ming today tested positive via a COVID-19 nucleic acid test, the commission said.   He is awaiting isolation arrangement from the Department of Health’s Centre for Health Protection.   Mr Woo last went to work on August 19. He wore a mask and followed disease prevention measures at work, including conducting rapid antigen tests daily. He has no recent travel history.   The commission will thoroughly clean and disinfect the offices concerned, and continue to implement disease prevention measures vigorously. Relevant staff members will undergo COVID-19 tests according to the centre’s advice.

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