COI on SingHealth cyber attack

COI on SingHealth cyber attack

Lack of awareness, tardy response contributed to incident, says Solicitor-General

SINGAPORE –  A  lack of  situational awareness and a tardy response were among factors that led to a massive SingHealth cyber attack which compromised the private data of 1.5 million patients.

Solicitor-General Kwek Mean Luck made the summary in his opening statement as he kicked off the first public hearing to investigate the SingHealth cyber-attack on Friday (Sept 21).

The four-member Committee of Inquiry (COI),  headed by former chief district judge Richard Magnus,  also heard that SingHealth’s cyber attacker first gained entry into the healthcare group’s network as early as August last year by infecting workstations.

By Irene Tham

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