Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA)

Complacency, organisational inertia the new virus

SINGAPORE (Dec 28): Industry experts and organisations say attacks and data breaches are all but inevitable. In fact, by year-end, it would be hard to find someone who has not had at least one piece of personal information — whether name, gender, address or credit card number — stolen or exposed.

In Singapore, the largest breach the country has seen occurred in July, when the personal data of 1.5 million people, including Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, was stolen from the SingHealth database.

SingHealth hacker's 'sophisticated' malware fooled even top anti-virus experts

SINGAPORE (Oct 5): Malware used to penetrate Singapore Health Services’ patient database system in June was so sophisticated that it tricked even experts at a top anti-virus firm, Solicitor-General Kwek Mean Luck revealed today at a public hearing convened by the Committee of Inquiry (COI) into the SingHealth cyberattack.

StarHub home broadband network was disrupted by legitimate traffic surge, not DDoS attack: IMDA

SINGAPORE (April 24): The Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) says StarHub’s home broadband network disruptions in Oct last year were caused by a surge in legitimate Domain Name System (DNS) traffic, and not a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack as initially suspected.

In a press release on April 21, IMDA says its in-depth investigation, held together with the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA), “did not uncover any evidence to suggest that the cause of the incidents was a DDoS attack on StarHub’s network infrastructure”.

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