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IDA investigating threat by "Anonymous" to leak personal data of public officers and more

Published on Feb 8, 2014 12:38 AM

The Infocomm Development Authority (IDA) is investigating a threat made by a member claiming to be from the hacktivist group, Anonymous, and has alerted the police.

Tech-news website ZDNet reported on Friday evening that it had received a statement from "Anonymous" containing personal information, such as the names, government email addresses, birth dates, nationalities, passport numbers and mobile phone numbers of 10 individuals.

"Anonymous" had said in the statement that it intends to publicise the information over the next day, adding that the list is "the tail end of a file containing the personal information of thousands of people associated with a certain Singaporean security corporation that does much business with the government".

Based on the email addresses included in the statement, ZDNet said the people in the list were from various agencies such as the Singapore Police Force, the Central Narcotics Bureau, and the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority.

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