Committee of Inquiry formed to probe cyberattack on SingHealth's database

·Editorial Team
(Reuters file photo)
(Reuters file photo)

A four-member Committee of Inquiry (COI) has been appointed to inquire into the recent major cyberattack on SingHealth’s database that saw the personal particulars of about 1.5 million patients, including Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s, leaked.

The COI has been convened by Minister-in-charge of Cybersecurity S Iswaran to “inquire into the events and contributing factors leading to the cybersecurity attack on… (SingHealth)’s patient database system on or around 27 June 2018, establish the response thereto, and recommend measures to reduce the risk of such attacks in future,” according to a press release issued by the Ministry of Communications and Information on Tuesday (24 July).

The COI will conduct public and private hearings, and is expected to submit a report on its findings and recommendations to Iswaran by 31 December.

Retired chief district judge Richard Magnus will chair the committee.

The other three members on the committee are Lee Fook Sun, Chairman of Quann World; T K Udairam, Group Chief Operating Officer of Sheares Healthcare Management; and Cham Hui Fong, Assistant Secretary-General of the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC).

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