Daily Briefing: Well-planned cyber attack on SingHealth targets PM Lee's details; Apple probes suspicious iTunes transactions in Singapore

And here's why HDB rentals could benefit from the surprise property curbs.

From Reuters:

A major cyberattack that hit SingHealth that stole the personal information of around 1.5 million people who visited clinics from May 2015 to July 4 did not spare the Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.

“Investigations by the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA) and the Integrated Health Information System (IHiS)confirmed that this was a deliberate, targeted and well-planned cyberattack,” a government statement said. “The attackers specifically and repeatedly targeted Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s personal particulars and information on his outpatient dispensed medicines.” 

“My medication data is not something I would ordinarily tell people about, but there is nothing alarming in it,” Lee commented."

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From Yahoo! News Singapore:

Apple is investigating fraudulent iTunes deals as OCBC Bank detected 58 suspicious transactions charged to cardholders' accounts in July.

In response to an email query from Yahoo News Singapore, Apple said on Sunday (22 July) that it “is looking into the matter”.

Some Facebook users said they seen deductions from their bank accounts for fraudulent iTunes purchases.

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From iCompare Loan:

HDB rentals could be the temporary answer for homeowners who have sold their units en bloc as they look for their permanent flats.

Once the en bloc sales deal is completed, owners can hand over the units with vacant possession for 100% of the sales proceeds, or opt to stay on for another 6 months.

“Some may lease slightly longer since the replacement cost of buying a new home is now higher under the new cooling measures, especially for those who own multiple properties,” OrangeTee & Tie head of research & consultancy Christine Sun said.

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