The Hack in Singapore: Medical Details of 1.5 million Citizens Exposed

Hackers targeted someone and succeeded. Also the details of the Singapore Prime Minister on the list.

We do not really know how medical organizations keep our details, but in Singapore the local Health IT organization discovered that 1.5 million customers of a medical organization called SingHealth, the largest medical organization in the country, Has Been hacked.

Among the 1.5 million customers leaked details of Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, who may have been the main target of hackers who made the hack. The hack revealed details of 42 SingHealth medical centers and details of those who arrived at their institutions between 1 May 2015 and 4 July 2018. According to Singapore government officials, this is not medical information for all customers whose details have leaked but there is no way to know.

The health organization was able to understand that there is abnormal activity on its servers only on July 4, 2018, ie the beginning of the month, and actually carried out actions to block illegal activity.

According to the technology organization of the local health ministry responsible for IT in health companies in the country,

“It was not the work of casual hackers or criminal gangs. The attackers specifically and repeatedly targeted Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s personal particulars and information on his outpatient dispensed medicines,”

According to information experts, the exposed information will soon find himself in Dark Net and will be able to tell if some medical details were stolen. SingHealth has also announced that any customer whose information has been compromised will be notified about the issue.


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