Singapore Claims Attackers Stole 1.5 Million People’s Health Records In Cyber Attack

Attackers have stolen the health data of 1.5 Million people in Singapore comprising Lee Hsien Loong (the Prime Minister), claimed the authorities last week. This was done with the leader particularly targeted in the largest ever data breach of the city-state.

The health and information ministries of Singapore claimed that a database of the government was breached into in a targeted, deliberated, and well-designed strike, defining the hack as extraordinary.

“Hackers repeatedly and specifically targeted the outpatient information and personal particulars of Lee Hsien Loong,” claimed Gan Kim Yong, the health minister, to the media in an interview.

“Singapore’s Cyber Security Agency conducted forensic analysis that suggested the attacked to be a targeted, deliberate, and well-designed cyber attack and not the job of any casual criminal gangs or attackers,” he claimed.

Officials refused to speak on the identity of the attackers, mentioning operational safety, but claimed that the data of prime minister has not emerged up anywhere on the web.

“I do not know what the hackers were expecting to find. May be they were looking for some dark state secret, or something to humiliate me at least,” Lee claimed on social media.

“My medication information is not something I will normally inform individuals about, but there is nothing alerting in it,” he claimed further.

Attackers employed a PC infected with malware to attain authorization to the database from June 27, 2018 to July 4, 2108, before the management spotted strange activity, claimed the authorities.

The compromised information comprises personal data and medication distributed to patients, but clinical notes and medical records have not been impacted, claimed the communications and health ministries.

On a related note, it was reported that Iranian attackers have laid the foundation to perform widespread cyber attacks in opposition to private European and US firms. This was stated by the U.S. officials and the local media.

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