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Cyberattack on Singapore health database steals details of 1.5 mln, including PM

A major cyber attack on Singapore's government health database resulted in stealing of a lot of personal information of about 1.5 million people, including Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, the government on Friday said


Reuters Singapore
Updated: 20-07-2018 15:27 IST

A major cyber attack on Singapore's government health database resulted in stealing of a lot of personal information of about 1.5 million people, including Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, the government on Friday said.

The "deliberate, targeted and well-planned," attack aimed at patients who visited clinics between May 2015 and July 4 this year, the Health Ministry said in a statement.

"It was not the work of casual hackers or criminal gangs," the ministry said, adding that the attackers targeted details about Lee and the medicines he received.

"The attackers specifically and repeatedly targeted Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's personal particulars and information on his outpatient dispensed medicines," it said.

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COUNTRY : Singapore

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