1.5 million patient records stolen from SingHealth

SingHealth, Singapore’s largest healthcare group, has suffered a data breach in which hackers obtained personal information on 1.5 million patients, including their name, address, gender, race, date of birth, and National Registration Identity Card numbers, Ministry of Health of Singapore confirmed. The hackers also obtained information on the outpatient dispensed medicines’ of about 160,000 patients, including Singapore’s Prime Minister and few other ministers. The Ministry of Health of Singapore stated that hackers specifically and repeatedly targeted the Prime Minister’s personal particulars and information on his outpatient dispensed medicine. The investigations by the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore and the Integrated Health Information System are underway and confirm that the cyber-attack was deliberate, targeted, and well-planned.