SingHealth cyberattack: MAS orders financial institutions to tighten customer verification – Channel NewsAsia

Good pre-emptive measure to prevent possible misuse of information from the SingHealth hack. “With immediate effect, all financial institutions should not rely solely on the types of information stolen (name, NRIC number, address, gender, race, and date of birth) for customer verification,” MAS said in a statement. “Additional information must be used for verification before…

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

This is indeed the most serious cybersecurity breach in Singapore so far. 1.5 million records were exfiltrated. If this were to happen to a private company, the fine for breaching PDPA would surely be significant. While cyber attacks are not uncommon or unexpected, having it happen in a way that affects so many people will…