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Police are investigating threat to leak personal data of public officers by 'Anonymous' group

Published on Feb 8, 2014 5:53 PM
 
The police have confirmed that the Infocomm Development Authority has filed a report about a threat to leak public officers' personal information, after tech-news website ZDNet reported on Friday evening that it had received a statement containing personal information from someone claiming to be from the hacktivist group Anonymous. -- TNP FILE PHOTO: ARIFFIN JAMAR

The police have confirmed that the Infocomm Development Authority (IDA) has filed a report about a threat to leak public officers' personal information. Responding to queries from The Straits Times on Saturday, a police spokesman said that they are "looking into the matter".

Tech-news website ZDNet reported on Friday evening that it had received a statement containing personal information, including the names, government e-mail addresses, birth dates, nationalities, and passport and mobile phone numbers of 10 individuals, from someone claiming to be from the hacktivist group, Anonymous.

Anonymous reportedly indicated that the information in its possession was just the tip of a list with the personal information of "thousands of people associated with a certain Singaporean security corporation that does much business with the government".

The group said it would publicise the information over the next day, and the ZDNet report said in an update on Saturday morning, that the statement by Anonymous had been made public online.

 
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