Nearly 73,500 patients’ data affected in ransomware attack on eye clinic in S’pore


Servers and several computer terminals at the ERS clinic’s Camden branch were affected, but its IT system at the Novena branch was not. — AFP Relaxnews

SINGAPORE: A ransomware attack earlier this month has affected the personal data and clinical information of nearly 73,500 patients of a private eye clinic, the third such reported incident in a month.

The information included names, addresses, identity card numbers, contact details and clinical information such as patients’ clinical notes and eye scans, said Eye & Retina Surgeons (ERS) on Wednesday (Aug 25).

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