HIV data leak: Sex, lies and stolen data

Court papers show lovers' tiff unravelled plot by doctor and partner

American Mikhy Farrera Brochez (right), who leaked the confidential data of 14,200 people with HIV online, was so angry with his partner Ler Teck Siang, the doctor who downloaded the information, that he complained about him to the Ministry of Health in 2012, according to court papers and statements to police. PHOTOS: ST FILE, INTERNET
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It was a falling out between the two lovers named in the recent HIV data leak case that eventually exposed their elaborate ruse to hoodwink the authorities with forged papers and fake medical tests.

Mikhy Farrera Brochez, who has posted the confidential details of 14,200 people with HIV online, was so angry with his partner Ler Teck Siang, the man who downloaded the information, that he complained about him to the Ministry of Health (MOH), according to court papers and statements to police.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 05, 2019, with the headline HIV data leak: Sex, lies and stolen data. Subscribe