Singapore 

Singapore Red Cross website hacked, details of almost 4,300 potential blood donors leaked, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – More than 4,000 individuals have had their personal information leaked after part of the Singapore Red Cross’ (SRC) website was hacked last Wednesday (May 8). This is the latest of a string of data breach incidents affecting health-related organisations in Singapore. The part of the SRC website affected was the section that recruits people interested in donating blood, it said in a statement on Thursday (May 16). Through the website, members of the public can indicate their interest in making a blood donation. The SRC then manually makes…

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Singapore 

800,000 blood donors’ personal data accessed illegally and possibly stolen; police investigating, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – The personal information of more than 800,000 blood donors which was put online improperly for over two months was accessed illegally and possibly stolen, a Health Sciences Authority (HSA) vendor responsible for the mistake said on Saturday (March 30). It was initially thought that only a foreign cyber-security expert, who spotted the vulnerability in the server that stored the data, had accessed it. However on Saturday, Secur Solutions Group (SSG), an independent vendor of HSA, said its server was also accessed suspiciously from several other IP addresses between…

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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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