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Singapore’s first cybersecurity framework

The much discussed Cybersecurity Act 2018 (the Act), which was passed by the Singapore Parliament on 5 February 2018, came into force on 31 August 2018. The Act establishes a legal framework for the oversight and maintenance of national cybersecurity in Singapore. Its four key objectives are to strengthen the [...]

By |2019-08-20T23:38:38+08:00December 12th, 2018|Cyber Security|0 Comments

Temasek unit invests in blockchain-based platform iSTOX

THE Singapore Exchange (SGX) and Temasek Holdings holdings subsidiary Heliconia Capital Management have invested in iSTOX, a capital markets platform by blockchain-based infrastructure company ICHX Tech. The platform designed by ICHX Tech - a company incubated by Singapore investment firm ICH Group - aims to provide fast time-to-issuance and a [...]

By |2018-12-08T02:09:41+08:00December 10th, 2018|Blockchain|0 Comments

Universal SGQR code rolled out in Singapore

A universal QR code was launched on Monday (Sept 17) to free merchants from the need to display multiple QR codes to accept different cashless payment schemes. Dubbed SGQR, the national QR code allows consumers to scan and transfer funds from as many as 27 e-payment apps, including GrabPay, Dash and [...]

By |2019-08-20T23:38:39+08:00September 21st, 2018|Asia, News, Private Business, Technology|0 Comments

Crypto’s 80% Plunge Is Now Worse Than the Dot-Com Crash

The Great Crypto Crash of 2018 looks more and more like one for the record books. As virtual currencies plumbed new depths on Wednesday, the MVIS CryptoCompare Digital Assets 10 Index extended its collapse from a January high to 80 percent. The tumble has now surpassed the Nasdaq Composite Index’s [...]

By |2019-08-20T23:38:39+08:00September 18th, 2018|Blockchain, News|0 Comments

North Korean charged over cyber attack that hit NHS

A North Korean man has been identified as part of a group behind the WannaCry ransomware which caused havoc to the NHS. US authorities say Park Jin Hyok was part of the state-sponsored "Lazarus Group", which was allegedly being responsible for hacks on Sony Pictures and the theft of $81m [...]

By |2019-08-20T23:38:39+08:00September 14th, 2018|Cyber Security, Europe, News|0 Comments

British Airways – 380,000 card payments ‘compromised’

Shares of British Airways' parent company IAG fell around 4% as markets opened on Friday morning, hours after the airline said the credit card information of at least 380,000 customers had been "compromised" in a data theft. The airline said people using BA.com and its mobile app for flight bookings [...]

By |2019-08-20T23:38:39+08:00September 13th, 2018|Cyber Security, Europe, News|0 Comments

Singapore health system hit by ‘serious breach of data’

A total of 1.5 million SingHealth patients’ non-medical personal data were stolen, while 160,000 of those had their dispensed medicines’ records taken too, according to MCI and MOH. This latest incident draws similarity to the NHS hacking incident which occurred in the UK in 2017, during the WannaCry incident. SINGAPORE: [...]

By |2019-08-20T23:38:39+08:00July 25th, 2018|Asia, Cyber Security|0 Comments