The number of reported cases in Hong Kong rose 23 percent during the past year with online scammers getting more clever and creative.

 One of the more common forms of cyber crime is called
One of the more common forms of cyber crime is called "crypto locker", a type of password kidnapping with the hackers seeking a large ransom to unlock the frozen data.

Cybercrime in Hong Kong seems to be paying off. The number of reported cases rose 23 percent in the last year alone, costing businesses tens of millions of dollars.

And as Pamela Ambler finds, online scammers are getting more clever and creative.

Source: TRTWorld and agencies