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Singapore Unveils Plan to Battle ‘Cyber Terror’

Singapore is to spend $23 million over three years to battle online hackers and other forms of “cyber-terrorism” in one of the world’s most connected countries, government officials said Tuesday. Describing the infrastructure behind the Internet as a “nerve system” in Singapore, Deputy Prime Minister Tony Tan said a new National Cyber-Threat Monitoring Center would maintain round-the-clock detection and analysis of computer virus threats. “We cannot afford to treat the threats from cyber terrorists, cyber criminals and irresponsible hackers lightly,” Tan said in a speech while unveiling an information-technology security “master plan” in the tech-savvy city-state. Full Story

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