SingHealth data breach: Server missed crucial updates

Hackers accessed SingHealth's critical system in Singapore's worst data breach in June.
Hackers accessed SingHealth's critical system in Singapore's worst data breach in June.ST PHOTO: SYAZA NISRINA

For more than a year, the necessary security updates were not made to a computer server, which was among many systems exploited by hackers who accessed SingHealth's critical system in Singapore's worst data breach in June.

Servers are typically patched several times a month. But this one slipped through the cracks and went unnoticed by the technology vendor, Integrated Health Information Systems, the Committee of Inquiry probing the breach heard yesterday.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 28, 2018, with the headline 'SingHealth data breach: Server missed crucial updates'. Print Edition | Subscribe