Singtel hit by Accellion security breach, customer data may be leaked

Eileen Yu reports:

Singtel says it is investigating the impact of a cybersecurity breach that may have compromised customer data, after it ascertained on February 9 that “files were taken”. The attack had affected a file-sharing system developed two decades ago by a third-party vendor Accellion, which the Singapore telco had used internally and with external stakeholders.

Singtel revealed in a statement Thursday it was notified by Accellion that the file-sharing system, called FTA (File Transfer Appliance), had been breached by unidentified hackers.

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