Singapore's central bank has called on financial institutions to tighten up cybersecurity after a database on elite customers of Standard Chartered Bank was compromised.
Police confirmed yesterday that information on private-banking clients of the British lender had been found in the laptop of a Singaporean man charged with hacking the parliamentary district website of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.
The man suspected of hacking into Government websites under the moniker “The Messiah” was charged in the Subordinate Courts under the Computer Misuse and Cybersecurity Act today (Nov 12).
The 35-year-old Singaporean was charged with carrying out “unauthorised modifications” to websites here, including adding an image of Guy Fawkes mask and messages signed off as “The Messiah”, using a computer in Kuala Lumpur.
THERE’S that old saying, about no matter how tight your mosquito net is, one always gets through the mesh.
It is stuff like this that keeps information security professionals up at night: No matter how secure a system is, a skilful enough hacker with the time and resources on hand, will generally be able to break through. The point, some would say, is to make it not worth his or her while, so that the hacker would go on and pick on less troublesome targets.
This morning in Malaysia notorious security conference Hack In The Box readies to open its doors and offer a juicy talk schedule to attending hackers, security researchers, corporate spies, law enforcement, and more.
They're letting a few journalists in, too. ZDNet is here Kuala Lumpur to bring you highlights as they happen. Hack In The Box is at the Intercontinental Hotel Kuala Lumpur, starting today October 16th from 9am to 6pm and tomorrow, October 17th also from 9-6.
Next week in Malaysia security conference Hack in The Box Kuala Lumpur is set to make headlines in its 11th year with talks on hacking airline systems, getting iCloud data access, and the Microsoft bounty winner.
Hack in The Box has a reputation for featuring explosive talks from security researchers whose findings often sound like the basis for dramatic movie plots.