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.
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.”
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.
Posted by Dr David G More MB PhD at Monday, July 23, 2018