The theft of 1.5 million patient records, including those of Singapore’s Prime Minister, from the city state’s SingHealth hospital group by hackers could probably have been stopped had the IT department not been so useless, an inquiry has found. In July, citizens were notified that miscreants had siphoned massive amounts of private information from the healthcare organization’s database, which included the records of Premier Lee Hsien Loong, along with those of roughly a quarter of the island state’s population.

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