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Singapore: Attackers steal health data from 1.5 million people
The attack is said to have been “well thought out, targeted and well planned”. The government announced today that a government health database has been hacked. The attackers stole data from patients who were in one of the clinics between May 2015 and July this year. A third of the city-state's residents, including Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, are said to be affected:
"The attackers repeatedly and precisely targeted Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's personal information and information about the drugs he was given on an outpatient basis," said a spokesman. Government officials gave no information about the identity of the hackers and justified it with "operational security".
Singapore sees itself as a “smart state” and is on the way to digitizing government databases and basic services. The government does not shy away from severely restricting the privacy of residents, for example through facial recognition on street lamps.
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