28 Feb '17, 9am

Singapore's Ministry of Defence suffers its first successful cyberattack

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 . SEE ALSO: How computer hacking is becoming Russia’s weapon of choice The Ministry of Defence (Mindef) added that the purpose of the hack may have been "to gain access to official secrets." "Targeted and carefully planned." The attack, which originated online, "appeared to be targeted and carefully planned," Mindef deputy secretary David Koh said. "Based on our investigations, they are not the work of casual hackers or criminal gangs," said Mr Koh. The breach occurred earlier th...

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