Personal information of over 800,000 blood donors was accessible online for 2 months: HSA, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – The personal information of more than 800,000 people who have donated or registered to donate blood in Singapore since 1986 was improperly put online by a Health Sciences Authority (HSA) vendor for more than two months, but access to the database was cut off soon after the discovery. Disclosing this in a statement on Friday (March 15), the HSA said its preliminary findings indicate that there was only one instance of external access – by a cybersecurity expert who discovered the vulnerability on Tuesday (March 12) and alerted…

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Microsoft’s Bing search engine is accessible in China again

Microsoft’s Bing appears to be available to mainland Chinese users again after being inaccessible since late Wednesday, assuaging concerns that the government was blocking the search engine. Checks by the Post showed Bing was accessible on some smartphones on the mainland since at least late Thursday afternoon. Earlier yesterday, attempts to open, the company’s mainland-China hosted site, returned error messages, though Chinese users can still access Bing’s global site using a virtual private network (VPN) which circumvents China’s “Great Firewall” of censorship. China blocks access to a large number…

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