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Personal data of over 800,000 Singapore blood donors exposed online

HSA vendor used unsecured database on Internet-facing server. Data exposed for 9 weeks until cybersecurity expert saw it

HSA chief executive Mimi Choong apologised to the blood donors for the lapse by the agency's vendor. HSA is considering available legal options and possible termination of the vendor's services.

THE personal data of over 800,000 blood donors was exposed online over nine weeks between Jan 4 and March 13 due to improper handling by a vendor, the Health Sciences Authority (HSA) announced on Friday.

Information exposed includes the name, NRIC, gender, number of blood donations and...

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