back to article This must be some kind of mistake. IT managers axed, CEO and others' wallets lightened in patient hack aftermath

The Singaporean government-owned biz responsible for that country's patient database has fined senior executives, including the CEO, and dismissed two managers, after blunders allowed hackers to siphon off private records. The punishments were meted out by Integrated Health Information Systems (IHiS), which run a patient …

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  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    A long way away....

    Can't say I was surprised to find out that this was happening a long way from our septic Isle.....

  2. Alistair
    Windows

    Oddly, having worked with a couple of young folks from Singapore a ways back, I 'm thinking this is to be expected. They appear to raise their offspring with an uttlerly different attitude toward 'responsibility' and 'integrity'. Mind you it was only a couple of youngsters, but I appreciated their candor and integrity at the time. And it (only slightly) changed my attitude toward the rest of the world for the better.

    )there *is* a reason I use the Grumpy Old Fart icon so liberally(

    1. General Purpose

      "I 'm thinking this is to be expected. They appear to raise their offspring with an uttlerly different attitude toward 'responsibility' and 'integrity'." I'm thinking not.

      Three were commended; rather more were sacked or penalised. Of those, one exhibited "passiveness," not responsibility, another didn't have the integrity to recognise or deal with being "unsuitable for the role", two were "negligent and in non-compliance of orders.” Singaporean ways of raising kids seem to have mixed results.

  3. amanfromMars 1 Silver badge

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    Three staff – one from database management, one from the software configuration management team, and one security management staffer – not only escaped criticism, but were given letters of commendation for “diligence in handling the incident beyond their job scope and responsibilities.”

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    1. Waseem Alkurdi

      Re: New Virtual Order Orders ..... Nth Degree Stuff

      Ah, you're back?

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  4. sanmigueelbeer
    Thumb Up

    Earn the trust of the citizens

    I hope the Australian government will take notice of what the Singaporean government did in order to regain the trust of their citizens.

  5. Tom Paine
    FAIL

    Fools

    Three staff – one from database management, one from the software configuration management team, and one security management staffer – not only escaped criticism, but were given letters of commendation for “diligence in handling the incident beyond their job scope and responsibilities.”

    What mugs! Now management know these three will work their backsides off (the piece doesn't say, but I bet that's long evenings and weekends of unpaid overtime) just to pull management's butt out of the fire, in return for... a piece of paper with the words "thank you" on? Dear oh dear.

    When I win the lottery, I'm gonna start me the Amalgamated Union of Security Droids, Pentesters, Analysts and Ancillary Trades" and organise a strike. Solidarity, Reg!

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