A breach in the Ministry of Defence’s (Mindef) Internet access system for servicemen and employees earlier this month led to personal data, comprising NRIC numbers, telephone numbers, and dates of births, of around 850 servicemen and employees being stolen. No classified military information was stored on the hacked system. The attack “appeared to be targeted and carefully planned”, said Mindef deputy secretary (technology) David Koh on Tuesday (Feb 28). The ministry added that the real purpose may have been to gain access to official secrets. But it was prevented from doing so by the physical separation of the hacked system from Mindef’s other internal systems.
ORIGINAL SOURCE: Today Online
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