Dear Members of HKMS,
On behalf of the Council of HKMS, I am writing to apologize to all of you for the regrettable incident that a document of the list of membership with personal particulars was unintentionally uploaded on the website of HKMS on February 2009 which was not secured. This incident has been reported by Mingpao Daily today.
The document, containing some of our member’s personal particulars, was only for the internal use of the HKMS. It was not supposed to be available to the public. Indeed, there is no direct link to this document on the website of the HKMS. This error may occur due to several transfers of computer technicians who helped to manage the website of the HKMS.
As soon as we learn this from the reporter yesterday, we have taken immediate steps to correct this mistake. The file has been removed from the website of the HKMS around 8:30 last night, and we have contacted the Google to remove the cache files this morning. I have also attached our response to the reporter of the Mingpao Daily for your reference.
We are deeply sorry for those who have been affected and for the damage to the reputation to the HKMS by this incident. We will pay much more attention to the security measures on our website to protect the privacy of our members in the future.
[Replied from HKMS on December 01, 2013 9:04 PM:]
[Email from Ming Pao reporter on December 01, 2013 6:38 PM:]
張煒明 Cheung Wai Ming, Simpson
Reporter, Ming Pao Newspapers Limited
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