Companies Registry restores e-Search service following data leak scare


20th April 2024 – (Hong Kong) Companies Registry has successfully reinstated its e-Search service as of 5 PM today, following a temporary suspension due to a potential data breach. The e-Search function on the e-Services Portal, a critical tool for accessing business records, was taken offline yesterday as a precautionary measure.

Officials acted swiftly to address the security concern, initiating emergency maintenance to safeguard user data. The registry had projected the restoration of services by Sunday, April 21, but efforts concluded ahead of schedule, allowing for an earlier resumption.