MyRepublic Singapore has disclosed a data breach exposing the personal information of approximately 80,000 mobile subscribers.

MyRepublic Singapore began emailing data breach notifications disclosing that customers’ personal information was exposed after an unauthorized person gained access to a third-party data storage platform.

MyRepublic states that the data storage has since been secured, but not before an unauthorized person had accessed the data of 79,388 mobile subscribers based in Singapore.

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The exposed data include identity verification documents for applications for mobile services, including:

  • For affected Singapore citizens, permanent residents, and employment and dependent pass holders — scanned copies of both sides of NRICs;
  • For affected foreigners — proof of residential address documents e.g., scanned copies of a utility bill; and
  • For affected customers porting an existing mobile service — name and mobile number.

There is no indication that account or payment information was accessed as part of this incident.

MyRepublic says that they have reported the incident to Singapore’s Infocomm Media Development Authority and the Personal Data Protection Commission and will work with them to investigate the security incident.

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