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A matter of when, not if, hackers will make breakthrough

The information lost included NRIC numbers, telephone numbers and birth dates - things that one would normally put on lucky draw forms. Thus, it was a bit of a relief to hear that no passwords were lost.

THE invitation by the Defence Ministry (Mindef) on Monday to attend a media briefing the very next morning came with few details of what to expect. The e-mail only mentioned that the session was about the ministry's IT system, and not much else. It was also stated that deputy secretary (...

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