Hackers access personal data of 79,400 customers of local mobile operator and internet service provider in Singapore

Date: 10th September 2021

Severity: High

A local mobile operator & internet service provider confirmed on Friday that it was hit by series of Cyber Attacks in recent month which resulted in unuthorised access to personal data of 79,400 customers.

The personal details accessed by hackers included identity verification documents related to customer’s applications for mobile services and it also included scanned copies of utility bills with residential addresses of foreigners here, as well as National Registration Identity Card of locals.

The “unauthorised data access” incident was uncovered on August 29 and the relevant authorities had been informed of the breach, MyRepublic, the company, which operates in the Asia-Pacific region with operations in Singapore, Australia and New Zealand, said in a statement.

MyRepublic said that there is currently no indication that other personal data, such as account or payment information, was affected.

“The privacy and security of our customers are extremely important to us at MyRepublic. Like you, we are disappointed with what has happened, and I would like to personally apologise for any inconvenience caused,” MyRepublic CEO Malcolm Rodrigues said. Reference link: Click here

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