Hackers attacked the health center SingHealth and steal personal data belonging to the 1.5 million patients including PM Lee

SingHealth hack
Hackers have attacked Singapore's largest Wellness Centre, SingHealth, and steal personal data belonging to the 1.5 million patients. Such data includes outpatient recipe courtesy of 160 thousand of patient data, including Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and some Ministers of Singapore.

SingHealth is the largest healthcare institutions in Singapore with four hospitals, five national specialist centers, and eight polyclinics.

1.5 million patient data is courtesy of the folks who visit the outpatient clinics and polyclinics SingHealth specialist from May 1, 2015, until July 4, 2018.

Regarding the data Lee, Government press conference multi-Ministry on Friday revealed that the information is targeted to specifications and repeatedly.

As for non-medical personal data they also accessed and copied illegally, including name, number of the IC, address, gender, race, and date of birth.

There is no medical record of a patient's damaged, including diagnosis, doctor's notes, and test results. So far no similar violations that occur on the system of information technology (it) other public health services.

Minister of Health Singapore, Gan Kim Yong, as well as Minister of Communication and Informatics, s. Iswaran, describing this as a violation of hacker attacks the personal data of the most serious and unprecedented in the country. Gan apologized to all patients who become victims.

Chief Executive Officer of Cyber Security Agency of Singapore, David Koh, said that this is a deliberate, targeted and well-planned cyber attack. "This is not a regular hacker job or a criminal gang," he said, quoted from the Straits Times.

Due to such attacks, all plans Smart Nation Singapore, including mandatory contributions to the National Electronic Health Record (NEHR) paused. NEHR project aims to let local Hospitals can share medical data and treatment of the patient.


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