The Straits Times
Published on Jan 14, 2013

Lapse in maintenance of PA website led to hacking: Yaacob Ibrahim


There has been a "lapse in the maintenance" of the People's Association websites, said Minister for Communications and Information Yaacob Ibrahim.

Dr Yaacob was responding to questions from Mr Baey Yam Keng (Tampines GRC) on the hacking of at least 17 websites linked to the People's Association in December.

He said that his ministry was aware of a vulnerability in the software tool and that agencies using the software were told to conduct maintenance ahead of time.

"There was a lapse in maintenance and the agency responsible has informed us that they will step up the maintenance regime to ensure that the checking and auditing is done more timely," he said.