HK Labour Department leaks user log-in details

Hong Kong's Labour Department leaked use login names and passwords while upgrading its on Nov1, the department said Thursday.

According to the department in a statement, user names and passwords of 220 users were sent to unauthorized individuals from 2pm to 2:55pm last Monday. Of these users, 51 user accounts were found to have been logged into from 2pm to 3:30pm.

"Upon detection of the irregularities, we took immediate remedial action and reset the passwords of all affected users by 3.30pm on the same day," said a spokesperson for the department. "No changes were made to data pertaining to those 51 accounts."