Hacker group behind SingHealth data breach identified, targeted mainly Singapore firms

Eileen Yu reports:

Hackers that compromised the data of 1.5 million SingHealth patients has been identified as a group that launched attacks against several businesses based in Singapore, including multinational companies with operations in the city-state. Dubbed Whitefly, the group has attacked organisations in healthcare, media, telecommunications, and engineering, and is likely part of a larger operation targeting other nations, according to a report by Symantec.

The cybersecurity vendor said it had begun investigating the SingHealth attack since July 2018 and determined, over the course of the investigation, that a previously unknown group was responsible and also had launched other attacks. Operating since at least 2017, the group had targeted mainly organisations in Singapore across various sectors and was primarily focused on stealing large volumes of sensitive data.

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