Photo of Lee Hsien Loong from RSF

An anonymous hacker has successfully copied the medical data of Singapore’s dictator Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, without getting caught. Millionaire ministers and members of the ruling party elite conveyed an emergency meeting last night (Jul 20) hailing the hack the “most serious breach in Singapore’s history”.

According to the propaganda ministry, Ministry of Communications and Information (MCI), and the Ministry of Health (MOH), the cyberattack was detected and stopped on July 4 after IT administrators “detected unusual activity” in one of the SingHealth’s databases. Forensic investigations reported that 160,000 dispensal records of outpatient medicine were copied.

The Singapore government admitted that the culprit is never found but revealed that the hacker repeatedly searched for Lee Hsien Loong’s medical data:

“The attack was a deliberate, targeted and well-planned cyberattack and was not the work of casual hackers or criminal gangs…The attackers deliberately, repeatedly and specifically targeted his information and they were able to access and copy the dispensed medication record of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.”

The Singapore authorities speculated that the cyberattack was state-sponsored but declined to give names:

“We have established who might be behind such an attack. There are only a few countries in the world who have the level of sophistication shown during the cyberattack campaign. I apologise. We are not able to reveal more because of operational security reasons.”

In recent years, China, Russia and a few Eastern European countries were accused of arranging cyberattacks and spreading fake news around the world according to international media from US and allies. The former US incumbent government, led by Hillary Clinton, blamed the Russians for her election losses at the 2016 Presidential Election, where Donald Trump was elected President.

Over in Singapore, nearly all cyberattacks are politically-motivated. In 2013, the “Messiah” James Raj was sentenced to 4 years and 8 months jail for hacking state media Straits Times and government websites targeting Lee Hsien Loong under the Anonymous group. In 2014, another Singaporean hacker targeted Lee Hsien Loong and was jailed 2 months for “defacing” Ang Mo Kio GRC website. Hacking carries a maximum offence of 3 years’ jail and a S$10,000 fine.

Anti-Lee Hsien Loong sentiments have been on the rise in Singapore due to his legal corruptions in Singapore’s CPF retirement funds and national reserves. The Singaporean public were angered by the dictator Prime Minister’s relentless tax increases, including a 2% GST increase and 30% water price increase, to cover the overseas investment losses by GIC where Lee Hsien Loong sit as Chairman. Supporters of the ruling party are also divided over Lee Hsien Loong’s abuse of his premiership powers to invalidate his father’s last will, and exiling his younger brother Lee Hsien Yang and outspoken Oxford academic nephew Li Shengwu.

Lee Hsien Loong’s health has caught everyone’s attention in recent years after he fainted while giving the national day speech in 2016.

Screenshot of fainting Lee Hsien Loong from 2016 video

The two-time cancer survivor dictator appeared to have a cancerous bump on his right arm in one of his video speeches this year.

Photo of Lee Hsien Loong from MCI