A cyberattack on the Defence Ministry of Singapore’s internet system (I-net) has resulted in the personal data of 850 employees and conscripted military personnel being stolen.
The stolen data includes national identity (NRIC) numbers, telephone numbers and dates of birth.
No classified military data was stolen in the breach of the I-net system, the government said, as reported by Channel NewsAsia.
The Ministry of Defence (Mindef) added that the purpose of the hack may have been “to gain access to official secrets.”
The attack, which originated online, “appeared to be targeted and carefully planned,” Mindef deputy secretary David Koh said. Read more…
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