Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong stated that Singapore has been become the target of highly sophisticated cyberattacks.
He stated that in the last years he has witnessed how threat actors were trying to gain access to the networks in Singapore – and he is taking precautions to ensure the population of Singapore that they will not see their NRIC numbers, addresses and income tax returns (for sale) on the internet.
The Prime Minister has been working without internet for four straight months.
We’ve reached this point, and we’ve decided to do this. Are we happy? I don’t think so, because it will slow us down in terms of day-to-day productivity. But in terms of the security and safety of our systems, the safety of our citizens and the information concerning them, it’s absolutely necessary – Prime Minister Lee Hsein Loong.