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Singapore on alert for cyber attacks after websites hacked

04
Nov
2013

By Kevin Lim SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Singapores government has been put on heightened alert for cyber attacks after people claiming to be from international hacking collective Anonymous defaced several web sites in the city-state and threatened further action. Government agencies have been on heightened vigilance and have enhanced the security of their IT systems in response to the declared threats against the governments ICT infrastructure, the Infocommunications Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) said in a statement. The comments came a day after hackers claiming links to Anonymous defaced dozens of websites belonging to Australian businesses and Philippine government agencies. Several websites in the city-state have also been hacked over the past week, including one belonging to the town council of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loongs constituency and another belonging to a secondary airport.

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