20 Mar 2019

Group-IB: hackers hit hard SEA and Singapore in 2018

Group-IB has released a new study that analyzes cybercrime activity in Southeast Asia, which the company describes as “one of the most actively attacked regions in the world.” Last year, a total of 21 state-backed hacking groups were detected in the region, more than the combined number for the US

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28 Dec 2018

The Trans-Pacific Partnership Enters Into Force without USA on December 30

With Australia’s ratification of the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) trade agreement, the agreement between 11 countries will go into effect at the end of December. Current signatories include Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Mexico, and Canada, while Brunei, Chile, Peru, Vietnam, and Malaysia were a part of the

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18 Sep 2018

Next trade war front: export bribery

Japan, China, South Korea, Russia, Singapore, Hong Kong, and India do not work to prevent corruption by firms, according to studies by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and Transparency International. Singapore, China, India, and Hong Kong, accounting for 18% of world exports, are not signatories of the

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23 Jul 2018

Singapore suffers ‘most serious’ data breach, affecting 1.5M healthcare patients including Prime Minister

The personal details of 1.5 million who visited Singapore’s largest group of healthcare institutions were compromised, including those of its current Prime Minister, as part of a “deliberate, targeted, well-planned” cyber attack. Medical records of some 160,000 patients were also compromised. The government has assured patients that records have not

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14 Jun 2018

USB fans for journalists in Singapore: Cyber Security threat?

Journalists at the US-North Korea summit in Singapore were given USB-powered fans, an inclusion causing some alarm from those wary of malware that can be easily transmitted by USB-devices. While it looks like the fans did not include any storage or processing capabilities able to transmit malware, they present an

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09 Jun 2018

The Singaporean NGO that shapes North Korean entrepreneurs

Singapore has become the location for the US-North Korea summit for a number of reasons, including the level of confidence and experience that North Korea has in and with Singapore. North Korea has had an embassy there since 1975 and boasts comparatively strong ties with the country, at least compared

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