Data of 100,000 Singapore defence personnel possibly ‘compromised’

Personal data of about 100,000 Singapore defence personnel may have been leaked in yet another cyber attack.

Sensitive information held by two security force vendors, including full names, identification details, and a combination of contact numbers, email and residential addresses could be included in the potential data exposure, according to a statement published on the ministry’s website on Saturday.

ST Logistics’ systems, which suffered a malware attack, held the personal data of 2,400 Ministry of Defence and Singapore Armed Forces employees, while HMI Institute of Health Sciences’ system contains the information of about 98,000 security force personnel, the statement said.

Earlier this year, the personal data of more than 4,000 people was compromised after Singapore Red Cross’ website was hacked, according to local media.

Last year, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s private details were targeted in a “major” cyberattack on the database of the country’s biggest public health care group. The non-medical personal particulars of about 1.5 million patients were illegally accessed and copied during the hack, authorities said.