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SingHealth cyber breach: Dealing with the hidden hand behind the attack

The largest cyber attack to be inflicted on Singapore - one that has affected 1.5 million public healthcare patients here, including Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong - warrants a proportional response.

Internally, this response should start with a proper analysis of how the attack happened and what has to be done to prevent a similar occurrence in the future.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 21, 2018, with the headline 'Dealing with the hidden hand behind the attack'. Print Edition | Subscribe