Hong Kong Immigration Department ex-clerk pleads guilty to misconduct for ‘al-Qaeda-style’ doxxing attack on 215 people

A former clerical assistant of the Hong Kong Immigration Department has pleaded guilty to misconduct in public office for leaking the private data of 215 individuals in a move termed by a judge as an “al-Qaeda-style cyberterrorist” doxxing campaign.Hung Wing-sum admitted on Tuesday she had actively divulged personal details stolen from a database to two doxxing groups on the messaging app Telegram over a span of 11 months, starting from 2019 when the city was rocked by social unrest.The…

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