Health data hacking: “Damage control” reporting – 6 in 1 day hor?


Health data hacking: 6 articles in 1 day in 1 newspaper – “damage control” reporting is it?

I refer to the six articles in the Straits Times of 26 July, relating to the health data hacking.

My friends said “Wa lau, this one really very obvious leh – “damage control” type of reporting lah!

Tokong leh – 6 articles in 1 newspaer 1 day leh – really deserve 151st Press Freedom ranking!

This one say “Details of 70,000 SIAS members compromised in 2013 attack” – aiyah other people also kenna before what – so, not so serious problem hor – not only we stupid mah!

Yau mo gau chor – kenna in 2013 then now only then tell people! (“The personal details of about 70,000 Securities Investors Association (Singapore) (Sias) members were hacked in 2013, and they were informed about it yesterday”)

Hehe, this one like James Bond spy movie you know – (“the Cyber Security Agency (CSA) received a tip-off about the data breach in an e-mail”)

Aiyoh, and isn’t this one supposed to be champion for transparency and accountability and gave out awards for governance one, right?

Another one lagi best (“Cyber expert praises handling of SingHealth attack” – my dear Singaporeans – you see we always very good if not the best 1st world one – even expert say we very good hor!

Another one (“Cyber attacks: A battle against a nameless, ever-changing foe“) – hohoho – this one like sih beh how lian – kenna sigh then say oh the enemy very clever one, very hard to fight one – no name one, can change like magic one like Harry Potter movie one you know!

Another one (“Delinking PCs from Net causes some inconvenience to patients“) – aiyah this one is like tell you oh we never do in the past hor – even tough its so basic mah – but we got very good excuse you know – no want to inconvenience you mah!

Another one (“Investigation skills of cyber-crime agents put to the test”) – heh, even Superman and Batman got problem fighting this one hor – so, we not stupid hor, only that the enemy is very super super one you know!

Another one (“Pilot launched for certification of data protection systems”) – after kenna slapped, then now then say do – why never do before leh? Why take tan ku ku to do?

151st best newspaper in the world hor – maybe not worth the paper it is printed on hahahaha”

Leong Sze Hian


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Leong Sze Hian has served as the president of 4 professional bodies, honorary consul of 2 countries, an alumnus of Harvard University, authored 4 books, quoted over 1500 times in the media , has been a radio talkshow host, a newspaper daily columnist, Wharton Fellow, SEACeM Fellow, columnist for theonlinecitizen and Malaysiakini, executive producer of Ilo Ilo (40 international awards), Hotel Mumbai (associate producer), invited to speak more than 200 times in about 40 countries, CIFA advisory board member, founding advisor to the Financial Planning Associations of 2 countries. He has 3 Masters, 2 Bachelors degrees and 13 professional  qualifications.