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Hanoi  (VNA) – The health records of 1.5 million Singaporean patients, including that of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, have been hacked in the worst cyber attack in the country, said local authorities on July 20 .

Accordingly, Singapore’s largest group of healthcare institutions, which include Singapore General Hospital and KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital, has been the target of the cyber attack said to be the most serious breach of personal data in the island country’s history.

In a joint statement issued at a multi-ministry press conference on the same day, the Singaporean Ministry of Health and Ministry of Communications and Information said the Government’s database has been hacked in a purposeful and thoughtfully planned-out cyber attack.

The authorities said PM Lee’s information was "specifically and repeatedly targeted".

Minister of Health Gan Kim Yong described the leak as the most serious, unprecedented breach of personal data in Singapore.

Hackers targeted mainly the personal details of PM Lee, including information related to his outpatient treatment, he said.

The Singaporean Government has previously warned of cyber attacks, saying it has been the target of international hackers, but many of the attacks were foiled.
It has stepped up measures in recent years, including disconnecting computers for certain key ministries in the civil service from the Internet, so that they operate on intranet services only.
A cyber attack in 2017 targeted their Ministry of Defence, but it only managed to access basic information on military conscripts.-VNA