Despite spending billions on ICT security every year, 1,560 SingPass accounts were easily breached by hackers

Bloomberg, 4 Jun 2014
The Singapore government said its online identifications issued to residents to access information including personal income tax details and pension savings may have been tampered with.
The investigations showed 1,560 so-called SingPass accounts may have been breached with their passwords accessed without the users’ permission, the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore said yesterday in an e-mailed statement. A total of 419 of the accounts triggered password reset notification letters to be sent to the account holders, it said. Full story

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