SingHealth breach: Missteps and security inadequacies

The SingHealth attack led to the leakage of the outpatient prescription information of 160,000 people.
The SingHealth attack led to the leakage of the outpatient prescription information of 160,000 people.PHOTO: REUTERS

Aug 2017: The attacker gained an "initial presence" in SingHealth's network by infecting workstations.

Dec 2017 to May 2018: The attacker moved laterally in the network, using malware planted in one of the initially infected workstations to gain remote access and control the station.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 22, 2018, with the headline 'Missteps and security inadequacies'. Subscribe