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Monday, July 23, 2018

Wouldn’t You Have Expected A Press Release From The ADHA On the Singapore Breach Rather Than On Union Discussions?

As we are now all aware there was a rather large and possibly State-Sponsored Cyber Attack on Singapore Health A few weeks ago that has just been revealed.
See here:

Hackers steal 1.5 million people's personal data in cyber attack on Singapore's health service

More than a quarter of city state's population illegally copied by hackers 'looking for embarrassing information about prime minister'

More than a quarter of the city state’s population was affected by the “deliberate, targeted and well-planned” attack, in which data on patients who visited clinics between May 2015 and 4 July this year was illegally accessed and copied.
“It was not the work of casual hackers or criminal gangs,” the government said, adding those responsible had been looking to obtain personal details about the prime minister and the medicines he had been proscribed.
“The attackers specifically and repeatedly targeted Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loon’s personal particulars and information on his outpatient dispensed medicines,” said a joint statement by the Health Ministry and the Ministry of Communications and Information.
In a statement on his Facebook page, Mr Lee said: “I don’t know what the attackers were hoping to find. Perhaps they were hunting for some dark state secret, or at least something to embarrass me.
“If so, they would have been disappointed. My medication data is not something I would ordinarily tell people about, but there is nothing alarming in it.”
More here:
You would have thought there would have been comment like, we have noted the incident and are working with the Singaporean Authorities to understand exactly what happened and if there are any implications for the myHR. That would be a reasonable response from an accountable organisation I reckon.
Sadly we have releases on other matters instead – as of 6pm 22/7/2018.


Anonymous said...

I have to say Timmy on Ten eyewitness last night did not inspire confidence, look tired and seemed lost, searching for something. I am sure body language experts would have interesting insights.

Still undecided but I am starting to lean towards optout, yes security and privacy is a concern, but more importantly I am struggling to see where this system fits in a care model.

All this talk of filling cabinets and faxes does the debate no favours, and with the PM endorsing insurance companies use and the ADHA now changing the story lines, it is clear something is not right.

Anonymous said...

1 week down, 12 to go.

Anonymous said...

Looking forward to the release of the optout numbers

Anonymous said...

@4:40, don’t hold your breath, in the financial review it is reported

The Australian Digital Health Agency has refused to release information about the rate of individuals opting out before the October deadline passes.

Open government my kyhber pass. I am happy for the Government to make a mockery out of itself but do we need to hire in people to make it look foolish?

Anonymous said...

On the subject of press releases, I hear the ADHA CEO had to remove the letter accusing Sue Dunlevy of all sorts of nasty things. Apparently Newscorp was not to impress and unleaded a legal letter to the ADHA.

I guess that puts a big question mark over the letter to the ETU, not a group you want to make mugs of