SingHealth breach and SmartNation.
A major breach in SingHealth developed over the weekend, affecting approximately 1.5 million citizens of Singapore. The data, which were taken over a period of eight days before the exfiltration was discovered, included name, National Registration Identity Card (NRIC) number, address, gender, race, and date of birth. For some 160 thousand patients, the data taken included details of medicines they'd received (OpenGovAsia). Singapore officials, while acknowledging the value the data could have if monetized by criminals, think the operation was run by a nation-state (Channel News Asia). Many have praised the government's response (Bleeping Computer) but the incident has prompted calls for a reboot of Singapore's Smart Nation initiatives (Straits Times). Part of the response to the breach was to disconnect healthcare systems from the Internet. This has caused some inconvenience to patients and customers, but the affected organizations are making do with a variety of backups (Straits Times).