The WannaCry Ransomware

The WannaCry Ransomware

The WannaCry Ransomware¬†on May 14, 2017 The WannaCry ransomware grabbed a lot of attention in May 2017 when it attacked about 2,00,000 computers across 150 countries. The WannaCry ransomware did a lot of damage, all of which ranged from hundreds of millions to billions of dollars. Though the source of emanation of the WannaCry cyberattack…

The Hacker Messiah Cyber Attacks

The Hacker Messiah Cyber Attacks

The Hacker Messiah Cyber Attacks¬†on October – December 2013 In the year 2013, Singapore had a lot of cyberattacks come its way, some of which created a lot of damage. The man behind must of these attacks was a member of the hacker’s group “Anonymous,” and he called himself “The Messiah.” Initially, the man was…

Straits Times Website Cyber Breach

Straits Times Website Cyber Breach

Straits Times Website Cyber Breach on November 1, 2013 The Straits Times website cyber breach took place on November 1, 2013. During that time, a hacker, claiming to be a member of the Hacking group Anonymous broke into a section of the popular online news portal Straits Times, demanding a certain news article to be…

SingHealth Cyberattack Singapore

SingHealth Cyberattack Singapore

SingHealth Cyberattack Singapore on July 20, 2018 On July 20, 2018, a cyberattack, deemed as one of the worst cyberattacks in Singapore happened when hackers stole the personal information of more than 1.5 million people from The SingHealth’s database. Among the victims was Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, whose medical information was targeted repeatedly. Known…

SingPass Cyber Breach

SingPass Cyber Breach

SingPass Cyber Breach on June 2, 2014 On June 2, 2014, it was reported that the system of the SingPass could have been breached. SingPass is a single factor authentication system which allows users to log into different government e-services through the internet. The SingPass cyber breach was suspected when the Singpass operator informed the…

Singapore School Cyber Breach

Singapore School Cyber Breach

Singapore School Cyber Breach on November 20, 2013 On 20 November 2013, the websites of Singapore School Cyber Breach were defaced at 13 schools between a short time of 3.30pm and 5.00pm. This breach, at least, didn’t seem to come with any ill intention, still gave a lot of lessons to learn. All the sites…

Prime Minister Office Website Cyber Breach

Prime Minister Office Website Cyber Breach

Prime Minister Office Website Cyber Breach on November 7, 2013 In 2013, hackers threatened to ruin Singapore’s Information Technology. This created a lot of negative buzzes everywhere because it was already apparent that the cybercrimes had been increasing dramatically in the country. Due to this, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, in one of this statements,…

PAP website Cyber Breach

PAP Website Cyber Breach

PAP Website Cyber Breach on October 17, 2013 The PAP website cyber breach was one of the initial cyberattacks carried out by “The Messiah” in 2013. Following the Singapore government imposing specific new rules concerning the online news portals, a hacker got into a lot of websites and also threatened to take apart Singapore’s IT…