Singapore Armed Forces apologizes for data leak

Chong Zi Liang reports:

The identity card numbers and photos of a batch of Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) recruits were published online by mistake last Saturday before the authorities realised the error and removed the information the next day.

In a statement, Basic Military Training Centre (BMTC) commander Desmond Yeo apologised for the blunder, adding that no other personal data was released.

He did not specify how many recruits were affected, but there are typically about 3,000 enlistees in one cohort.

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