Tag: data breach

2,400 MINDEF, SAF personnel possible data breach victims due to malware incidents

Singapore—The country’s Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) announced in a news release on Saturday, December 21, that it is aware that two of its vendors have suffered a malware incident which could have caused a leak of the personal data of 2,400 of SAF and...

Company fined S$4,000 for personal data breach of 427 NSmen 

Singapore — The Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC) has fined Option Gift $4,000 for a breach of the personal information of 427 national servicemen because of a technical error last June. The country’s privacy watchdog announced on June 6, Thursday that it discovered in an...

Another data breach: more than 800,000 blood donors’ personal information leaked online

Singapore – Yet another breach of security occurred when the Health Sciences Authority (HSA) was alerted on Mar 13 (Wed) that the personal information of over 800,000 blood donors had been accidentally leaked online. HSA released a statement on Mar 15 (Fri) regarding the improper...

SG’s first line of defence to fight cyber attacks still lacks teeth

Understanding the necessity among Singaporean companies to take an active stance in responding to the increasing cases of multimillion dollar cyber threats globally, an innovative ‘digital defence’ framework has recently been integrated to the country’s Total Defence mechanism since mid-February 2019. Experts said that although...

“Blanket of middle-management mistakes” lead to massive SingHealth data breach—report

The 453-page report on last year’s cyber attack on SingHealth shows a number of basic mistakes that could have prevented the breach from occurring, including the failure of an IT cyber-security team to discern a security incident, administrator passwords that were simply not strong...

S. Iswaran: No time for blame game after SingHealth cyberattack

In Parliament yesterday, Minister for Communications and Information S Iswaran spoke about how the SingHealth network’s data breach last month were traits of a “class of sophisticated cyberattackers” who deployed what was known as an “advanced persistent threat” (APT) attack. He also said that while...