Although the threat of a cyber attack on Singapore’s critical infrastructure services remains low, the maritime sector is in the crosshairs of hackers, said members of an international body appointed by the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA).
In an interview with The Straits Times, Kazuo Yamaoka, senior solutions architect at NTT Security Japan, the information security arm of the Japanese telecommunications company, said hackers are using increasingly sophisticated tools to target corporate technology systems.
These systems operate critical infrastructure services, for example in the energy, water and transport sectors. They control everything from the power grid to traffic lights and train signal systems to sensors that record the chemical content in drinking water.
In 2017, hackers attacked a petrochemical plant in Saudi Arabia in order to cause a fatal explosion and paralyze the plant. This strike failed because of a breakdown.
In February, however, a hacker tried …