28 Feb '17, 6am

Personal data of 850 national servicemen and Mindef staff stolen in targeted cyber attack

SINGAPORE - The personal details of 850 national servicemen and staff at the Ministry of Defence (Mindef) were stolen in what Mindef has described as a"targeted and carefully planned" cyber attack. The breach of Mindef's I-net system was discovered in early February. The I-net systemprovides Internet access to national servicemen and employees for their personal communications and Internet surfing via thousands of dedicated computer terminals in Mindef, as well as in Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) camps and premises. No classified military information is stored on I-net. Mindef said this was the first time that the I-net system was breached, resulting in the loss of the 850 personnel's NRIC numbers, telephone numbers and birth dates. The attack was executed remotely over the Internet. Mindef said in a media briefing on Tuesday (Feb 28): "The real purpose may have been to gai...

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