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Man jailed for unauthorised access to SingTel's subscriber database

Published on Jan 25, 2013 2:52 PM
 
A pedestrian walks past a billboard advertisement for Singapore Telecommunications (SingTel) on Monday, March 14, 2011. A man was jailed for six weeks on Friday for illegally accessing SingTel's subscribers' database. Remi Lee Jun De, 26, pleaded guilty to one count of computer misuse at Clementi Mall on March 12 last year. -- PHOTO: BLOOMBERG

A man was jailed for six weeks on Friday for illegally accessing SingTel's subscribers' database. Remi Lee Jun De, 26, pleaded guilty to one count of computer misuse at Clementi Mall on March 12 last year.

The court heard that Lee was formerly working in Novel Communication, a SingTel authorised dealer at Clementi Mall, and had access to the SingTel Portal for Electronic Allocation and Registration. The portal allowed him to perform data searches on SingTel subscribers' database, using users' identity card numbers.

In March last year, he agreed to help a loanshark runner, Chua Jin Cheng, 24, to perform screening on Spear system for a monetary reward. Chua subsequently linked him to the unlicensed moneylender known as Ah Cheng.

Ah Cheng gave some identity card numbers to Lee who used the system to get subscriber details and was paid a total of $200 by Ah Cheng for his help. A second similar charge was taken into consideration.