E-Government Breach Causes SingPass Users Concern

singpass 2Singapore’s recently implemented e-government portal, SingPass, has sparked concern for the country’s citizens and their data security. The government announced in June 2014 that the SingPass servers were breached, compromising three of the 1,560 users potentially affected.

However, the minister for communication and information Yaacob Ibrahim claims that SingPass, despite the breach, is not vulnerable to other breaches in the future. He believes that the breach could have been a result of a malware infiltration or weak passwords created by the users individually. Continue reading