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Suspected China cyberhack on Singapore is a wake-up call for Asia

Asia-Pacific nations lag American and European counterparts in hack detection

JUSTINA LEE, Nikkei staff writer | Singapore

SINGAPORE -- Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong was seething when information on 1.5 million patients was stolen from the city-state's largest public health care provider.

"I am personally affected, and not just incidentally," Lee wrote on his Facebook page. "The attackers targeted my own medication data, specifically and repeatedly."

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