According to the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore, cybercrime represented 43% of overall crime in 2020, with 16,117 cases reported: a year-on-year increase of 172%.
Category: Asia Pacific
Oracle withdraws 60% of its workforce in China amid stringent new cybersecurity laws. And it’s a sign of things to come.
It was the latest saga in a love story gone sour when this month, US supergiant Oracle announced the firing of 900 staff from their China team.
Kroll appoints Associate Managing Director for Hong Kong Cyber Risk practice
Corporate investigations and risk consulting firm Kroll has announced the appointment of Richard Davies as Associate Managing Director in its Hong Kong Cyber Risk practice.
SingHealth breach leaks personal and medical info on 1.5 million, including PM Lee Hsien Loong
The personal information of 1.5 million people has been compromised, including details on medication dispensed to the Prime Minister and several other ministers.
Personal and payment data from hundreds of hotels exposed
Hundreds of hotels around the world have been breached as a result of a hack on booking website FastBooking.
Crypto hacks linked to North Korean Lazarus group
Recent research suggests that Lazarus is behind recent attacks targeting cryptocurrencies, including the theft of over $30 million from Bithumb.
CashShield announces $20M Series B round
Fraud and risk management company CashShield has raised $20 million in Series B funding.
Hack on Bithumb results in loss of $32 million in tokens
South Korean cryptocurrency exchange Bithumb has been hacked, resulting in the loss of roughly 35 billion Korean won (approx $31.5 million) worth of tokens.
China blamed for theft of US navy data
The compromise of a US Navy contractor’s computer earlier this year, resulting in the theft of significant amounts of sensitive data, has been attributed to the Chinese Ministry of State Security by US officials.
South Korean cryptocurrency exchange Coinrail targeted by “cyber intrusion”
Following an attack on South Korean cryptocurrency exchange Coinrail, cryptocurrency prices have dropped sharply, including a 10% drop in the value of bitcoin.