State-actors likely behind Singapore cyberattack – experts

SINGAPORE: State-actors were likely behind Singapore’s biggest ever cyberattack to date, security experts say, citing the scale and sophistication of the hack. The city-state announced Friday that hackers had broken into a government database and stolen the health records of 1.5 million Singaporeans, including Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong who was specifically targeted in the […]

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‘MasterChef’ finalist made homeless due to hacker attack

‘MasterChef’ finalist made homeless due to hacker attack

Former “MasterChef” contestant Dani Venn has been rendered homeless due to a hacker attack made on Australia’s new online property transfer system. The amount of $250,000 (around P13.3 million) was stolen after Sargeants Knox Conveyancing, a property transfer company, got hacked. The money had been the settlement for a property her family bought near the sea […]

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Intrusion-Tolerant SCADA Demonstrated at Power Plant

Researchers have successfully demonstrated an open-source supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system designed to withstand attacks and compromises on the power grid. The intrusion-tolerant system—called “Spire”—keeps power flowing even if part of the system is compromised, and it may be a breakthrough for grid resiliency, industry observers said. Spire was built from the ground […]

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Comelec to limit data on poll precinct finder to prevent another leak

Comelec to limit data on poll precinct finder to prevent another leak

To prevent a repeat of the 2016 “Comeleak” data breach, the Commission on Elections is considering limiting the information publicly available on its website’s precinct finder service. Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez pointed out that in verifying one’s voter registration status for example, data such as a voter’s residential address need not be made available online.

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