Voices Of Youth

Lessons from SingHealth hack

After reading about the SingHealth cyber attack, I realised how vulnerable online databases are.

If hackers could easily retrieve medical information, what else could they get?

Although having our information stored online is a step forward to being a smarter nation, we must not forget the threat hackers present to our personal information. Online security should be emphasised to the public. Let's take this incident as a learning point and improve Singapore's online security, lest hackers get their hands on something more important and are driven by sinister motives.

Shyna Zhuoying Gunalan, 14

Secondary 2 student

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 08, 2018, with the headline 'Lessons from SingHealth hack'. Print Edition | Subscribe