Singapore health system hit by ‘most serious breach of personal data’ in cyberattack; PM Lee's data

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    The "most serious breach of personal data” in Singapore’s history took place last month, with 1.5 million SingHealth patients’ records accessed and copied while 160,000 of those had their outpatient dispensed medicines’ records taken, according to the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Communications and Information.

    Among those affected was Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, with the attackers “specifically and repeatedly targeting” his personal particulars and information of his outpatient dispensed medicines, the ministries said in a joint release on Friday (Jul 20).


    Several other ministers were also affected, including Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong.

    The personal data taken from the 1.5 million patients include their names, NRIC numbers, address, gender, race and date of birth, the release said, adding that the hackers did not amend or delete the records.


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    Specifically and repeatedly targeting......that's sophisticated.
     
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    It was the Russians I tell ya!
     
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