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Websites of 13 Singapore schools hacked

Nurdianah Md Nur | Nov. 21, 2013
The police is currently investigating the case and MOE is working to restore the affected websites.

Despite the recent arrest of hackers in Singapore, cyber attacks are still going on in the republic. Just yesterday, the websites of 13 local schools were hacked into.

The affected sites were reportedly hosted on one server and were hacked between 3.30pm to 5pm yesterday, according to a statement by the Ministry of Education (MOE).

The schools with websites defaced are a mix of top institutions and neighbourhod schools. They include

  • Bukit Timah Primary School
  • Canberra Primary School
  • Compassvale Primary School
  • Greendale Primary School
  • South View Primary School
  • West View Primary School
  • Woodlands Ring Primary School
  • Henderson Secondary School
  • Kent Ridge Secondary School
  • Maris Stella High School
  • St Gabriel's Secondary School
  • Saint Andrew's Junior College
  • Raffles Girls' School

MOE said that they have referred the matter to the police for investigation and are working to restore the affected websites.  At press time, the websites of Raffles Girls' School, Bukit Timah Primary School, Canberra Primary School were operational.

According to Straits Times, the websites were hacked by a person or group who signed off as 'Jack Riderr.' A search on a hackers' database showed 'Jack Riderr' as being from a 'Johor Hacking Crew.'  

Leaked personal details from SAM's mailing list
In a separate incident, the Singapore Art Museum (SAM) yesterday admitted that personal details of patrons on its online mailing list had been compromised two weeks ago.

Names, e-mail addresses and nationalities of 4,000 individuals were illegally published on a New Zealand-based website on 5 November 2013.

SAM said in a media statement that it was unable to share this incident earlier with the public as it needed time to verify and establish the extent of the incident.

The police is currently investigating the case to verify if SAM's website had been hacked.

 

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