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Facebook undergoes the most severe outage in history, affecting Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger as well

In the wee hours of Thursday (14 March), social media users around the globe, including Singapore, had problems accessing the Facebook family of applications, which include Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger. This is because the company went through in what appears to be the most severe outage in their history. According to Downdetector, a website for reporting problems on applications …

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Media Literacy Council introduces fact-checking starter kit and curriculum to fight against online falsehoods

As part of efforts to combat online falsehoods, the Media Literacy Council (MLC) launched two new media literacy resources – the ‘Get Smart with Sherlock’ fact-checking starter kit and the News and Media Literacy Toolkit – for students, educators and the members of the public on Monday (11 March) at the Better Internet Conference, where experts shared insights into the …

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Singapore vulnerable to dangers posed by “critical infrastructure failure” in Southeast Asia: IMDA board member, on recent cybersecurity breaches

Singapore is vulnerable to risks posed by “critical infrastructure failure” in the Southeast Asian region, particularly in terms of cybersecurity breaches, said Ayesha Khanna, a board member of the Info-communications Media Development Authority (IMDA). In an article published on Wednesday (6 Mar), Khanna, who is also the chief executive officer of Artificial Intelligence solutions firm ADDO, told The Edge Singapore …

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Chafer cyberespionage group targets embassies with updated homebrew spyware

Kaspersky Lab researchers have detected multiple attempts to infect foreign diplomatic entities in Iran with homebrew spyware. The attacks appear to be using an updated Remexi backdoor. Several legitimate tools were also used during the campaign. The Remexi backdoor is linked to a suspected Farsi-speaking cyberespionage group known as Chafer, previously associated with the cyber-surveillance of individuals in the Middle …

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Recent data breaches have tarnished Singapore’s image as tech innovator

The country’s ‘smart nation’ portal says ‘Data is the new currency, and with open data, the possibilities are endless!’ Singapore has long been pushing this island as a technology hub and the government is constantly championing greater use of technology in various sectors to increase efficiency. Unfortunately, two major data breaches have tarnished Singapore’s tech-savvy image. In 2018, Singapore’s health …

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Government adamant on keeping identity of SingHealth cyberattacker secret while “experts” pinpoint China as alleged perpetrator

While the Singapore Government is adamant on keeping the identity of the SingHealth cyberattacker a secret from the public, several experts and foreign publications have pinpointed China as the perpetrator of what has been deemed as Singapore’s largest cybersecurity breach to date. Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan said on Monday (28 Jan) that the decision to keep the identities of the …

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Dyson HQ relocation to Singapore: White-collar professionals will face “tough competition” from FT counterparts due to the latter’s “lower wage threshold”

The decision of world-renowned British technology company Dyson to move its headquarters to Singapore will primarily benefit the firm itself due to the Republic’s comparatively low corporate tax rates, while local white-collar professionals will potentially face “tough competition from their foreign counterparts, opines retired Singaporean international banker and prominent socioeconomics commentator Chris Kuan. Financial Times reported that Dyson, which already …

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