The government said on Friday that a major cyber attack on Singapore’s government health database stole personal information of 1.5 million people including Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.
The attack, which the government called “the most serious violation of personal data”, comes in the form of the country’s experience, because the excessive wired and digitized state has given cyber security to Asean Block and the highest priority for itself.
Cyber security agency of singapore (CSA) and the Integrated Health Information System (IHiS)confirmed that it was a deliberate, targeted and well planned cyber attack.
“The attackers specifically and repeatedly targeted Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s personal particulars and information on his outpatient dispensed medicines,” it said.
It did not provide details about what entity or individuals may have been behind the attack.
Lee, in a Facebook post following the announcement, said the breach of his personal medical data was not incidental and he did not know what information the attackers were hoping to find.
“My medication data is not something I would ordinarily tell people about, but there is nothing alarming in it,” he said.
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