Singapore: Govt’s IT networks beefed up after attack

Tham Yuen-c reports:

A security breach of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) IT system last year was one of the more serious and advanced attacks against the Government’s IT networks.

After it was detected, steps were taken immediately to isolate the affected devices, and security measures were implemented to strengthen the networks.

Information and Communications Minister Yaacob Ibrahim disclosed this yesterday in a written reply to Mr Zaqy Mohamad (Chua Chu Kang GRC), who had asked if there had been any cyber security incidents involving the Government’s IT systems.

Read more on AsiaOne. And if that breach last year is news to you, it’s news to me also – and most of Singapore, it seems.

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