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Data breach at vendor affects 127 schools, exposing Information of parents and staff

Singapore’s Ministry of Education reveals data breach at Mobile Guardian, affecting 127 schools with exposed parent and staff names, emails, and affiliations.

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SINGAPORE: The Ministry of Education (MOE) has reported a data breach at Mobile Guardian, one of its vendors, leading to the unauthorized access of sensitive information from parents and staff across 127 schools, including five primary and 122 secondary schools.

Mobile Guardian is a Device Management Application (DMA) installed on students’ Personal Learning Devices to allow parents to manage students’ device usage by restricting applications/websites and screen time.

This breach was disclosed by the ministry on Friday (19 Apr), following notification from the vendor about the incident that took place at Mobile Guardian’s headquarters in Surrey, United Kingdom, on 17 April.

The compromised data includes first and last names, email addresses, associated schools, time zones, and identification as either parent or staff member.

Local media revealed that an email sent to affected parents by MOE’s Digital Workspace for Schools and Learning Partnership in Educational Technology detailed the scope of the leak.

The five primary schools involved were reportedly participating in a pilot program for student use of personal learning devices.

MOE has assured that its own device management platform, used to manage student devices like Chromebooks and iPads, has not been affected and remains secure for use.

“Mobile Guardian’s user management portal is separate from MOE’s DMA. There is no evidence of unauthorised access into the MOE DMA. Parents whose students use the iPad or Chromebook can continue to use the DMA as usual.” said MOE.

All affected individuals are being notified by the ministry and schools, with an advisory to remain vigilant against potential phishing emails.

A police report has been filed, and MOE has expressed its concerns directly to Mobile Guardian.

Following the breach, Mobile Guardian has implemented stringent security measures, including the lockdown of all administrative accounts.

The company, which has additional offices in the US and South Africa, is actively working with IT security experts to determine the cause of the breach and to enhance their security protocols.

MOE, in collaboration with the Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC), is said to be closely monitoring the situation and evaluating the responses from Mobile Guardian to ensure all necessary steps are taken to prevent future breaches.

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Has anyone in the ruling government ever asked this question?

Has anyone in the ruling government ever asked this question?

If we hire foreign nationals to work in IT companies in Singapore, then the ruling government outsources to these companies.

What is stopping foreign agents from slipping into these companies, coding into government software, backdoors in programming so that their compatriots back home can exploit later?

Last edited 1 month ago by Blankslate

Keep outsourcing. Keep listen to vendors BS.!
Not willing to train local talents.
Look at how many scholars we have in Gov. No hands on experiences but can lead!?

Why is Sg held for ransom?
Who outsource it?
Who did the project?
No breach is internal .
What is so great about it?
Who is so dumb to do it this way?

Got job for trustworthy talents.
No need untrustworthy scammers.

They also did hankypanky at hosting server ..removing line of code frivolously.
So it couldn’t appear on web.
Nothing to do with your perfect coding
Just scammers at helm trying to make more money…then claim you are not good.

SCB spent $50K due to these insider scammers

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𝐎𝐩𝐞𝐧 𝐓𝐡𝐢𝐬…. 𝐖­­𝐰­­𝐰­­.­­𝐒­­𝐦­­𝐚­­𝐫­𝐭­𝐰­­𝐨­­𝐫­­𝐤­­𝟏­­.­­𝐂­­𝐨­­𝐦

Make $170 per hour. its very hard to find jobs nowadays. In this situation, you have access to a wealth of resources to help you with your working abilities. Be motivated to qy3 promote Thousands of works such as copy paste things through job boards and career websites on internet  

Just Take A Look At This………………… 𝐖𝐰𝐰.𝐒𝐦𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐏𝐚𝐲𝟕.𝐜𝐨𝐦

Our little SG had been sold out to the highest bidder long ago.
The results are becoming obvious these days…

Learn from the hackers. ENCRYPT all your database data so that even if they are “leaked”, it will be useless to anyone without proper authorisation. Also, may be necessary to pass laws to ensure/enforce the MINIMUM necessary collection of data for ANY purpose.

No Blame Culture working EXCELLENTLY. Please do NOT look down on the hardworking people doing their best.

180, 000 trained in I T trash, was it, based on Minister story, claimed in Parliament, subjected to privilege protection so Minister cannot BS?

Again who is the MCI Minister? How many data breaches did SG suffering already?

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