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About 500 Singapore IP addresses may be affected, CSA says
WannaCry-ransomware

The affected computers in Singapore may not have had their files encrypted because of the ‘kill switch’ that allowed one researcher to inadvertently limit the spread of the ransomware, CSA says, but added that affected users will still need to patch and clean up their systems. Read more

NUS, NTU networks hit by ‘sophisticated’ cyber attacks
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The National University of Singapore (NUS) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) suffered separate IT network breaches in April, according to the Cyber Security Agency (CSA) and the Ministry of Education (MOE) on Friday (May 12). Read more

Segregation of Internet networks for schools starts Friday
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From Friday (May 12), teachers will no longer be able to access certain government-wide applications on their work laptops. They will have to use separate terminals to tap into the government intranet, human resources portal and GeBiz, among others. Read more

Emmanuel Macron’s emails ‘hacked’ and posted online
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A large trove of emails from the campaign of French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron has been posted online just days before voters go to the polls to choose the country’s next leader in a run-off against far-right rival Marine Le Pen. Read more

CSA organises the Cybersecurity Challenge Singapore to attract promising cybersecurity talents
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The Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA) is organising the Cybersecurity Challenge Singapore, a series of challenges and competitions designed to inspire and spur cyber enthusiasts to join the cybersecurity profession. Read more

Iran behind massive cyberattack on Israel
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The cyber attack that Israel successfully blocked was launched by Iranian-backed hackers.

Israeli cybersecurity experts are confident that Iran is behind the large-scale cyberattack exposed Wednesday by Israel’s Cyber Defense Bureau. Read more

Interpol-led operation finds nearly 9,000 infected servers in Southeast Asia
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An anti-cybercrime operation by Interpol and investigators from seven southeast Asian nations revealed nearly 9,000 malware-laden servers and hundreds of compromised websites in the ASEAN region, Interpol said on Monday. Read more

ST Electronics wins Sri Lankan cyber security contract
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SINGAPORE Technologies (ST) Electronics has won a contract with a Sri Lankan government agency to provide consultancy services for the country’s first National Cyber Security Operations Centre. Read more

North Korea’s unsuccessful missile launch ‘may have been thwarted by US cyber attack’
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A North Korean missile launch that failed shortly after it was fired may have been thwarted by cyber attacks from the US.

The medium-range missile exploded seconds after it was launched on Sunday from a site near the port city of Sinpo, as Mike Pence, the US vice president, arrived in Seoul for talks with the South Korean government over how to deal with Pyongyang’s belligerence. Read more

Pentagon taking steps to secure US cyber infrastructure from attacks as war looms with North Korea
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un looks at the latest combat and technical equipment, made by unit 1501 of the Korean People's Army, during his visit to the unit

The Pentagon’s Defense Advanced Research Project Agency recently reached out to BAE systems to develop a workaround for a potential cyberattack on the US that would likely be the precursor to serious acts of actual warfare, Defense Systems reports. Read more