24 Jul Singapore Cyber Chief Tries to Allay Privacy Fears Over Breach
Remarks from the Chief Executive of the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA) shocked many this week when he tried to assuage the public’s fears regarding the data security breach at Singhealth.
David Koh said that the stolen data was only basic demographic data and was not being sold on the dark web, according to their investigation. He added that the data had no commercial value, which earned criticism from several parties.
The stolen information included names, addresses, birth dates, genders and NRIC information of 1.5m patients. One blogged pointed out that the information could possibly be of interest to telemarketers, while the 160K dispensed medication records contain information such as embarrassing medical conditions or long-term ailments.
Source: The Independent