As Australia is on the eve of having it’s own national health records forced on everyone, we have another example of Governments not keeping up their end of the deal.

They’re creating a juicy target for hackers with the government health records.


Exploit: Undisclosed at this time. Lack of advanced, real-time intrusion detection.
Risk to Small Business: High: Nation-state originated, this is a massive breach in both scope and severity; most business would not recover from this, especially due to the fines that many countries would levy on a business that did not secure healthcare data.
Individual Risk: High: Medical information is valuable on the Dark Web and can be used to impersonate or exploit an individual.
Ministry of Health: Singapore’s national health organization that manages the country’s public healthcare system.
Date Occurred/Discovered: June 27, 2018 – July 4, 2018
Date Disclosed: July 20, 2018
Data Compromised:  

  • Name
  • NRIC number
  • Address
  • Gender
  • Race
  • Date of birth
  • Details on dispensed medicines

Customers Impacted: 1.5 million citizens, including the Prime Minister.