IDA claims all 16 government websites were taken down simultaneously today for “planned maintenance”, not hacked

Techinasia.com, 2 Nov 2013

More than a dozen Singapore government have been unaccessible as of 3pm today. It was initially unclear why these sites have been taken down, but the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) tweeted at 4.19pm that ”government websites are under planned maintenance and will be back ASAP.”
However, there appeared to be no indication that Singaporeans were informed about any scheduled server maintenance beforehand, which is the usual practice. It’s also unclear why the “maintenance” is held in the afternoon as opposed to off-peak hours like the middle of the night.   Full story

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