14200 people living with HIV had their health data intentionally dumped online

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The Singapore Ministry of Health said in a statement that it had verified that confidential information about 14,200 people diagnosed with HIV uptil January 2013 and 2400 of their contacts had been leaked online by Mikhy K. Farrera Brochez, a U.S. national who had been living in Singapore between January 2008 and June 2016.

Of these, 14,200 were individuals diagnosed with the disease, among whom were 5,400 Singaporeans and 8,800 foreigners including work pass applicants and holders, most of whom are no longer in Singapore.

"This reminds us of the insufferable stigma, fear and discrimination that continues to surround people living with HIV in Singapore today", Yangfa said.

Brochez was convicted in Singapore in 2017 on numerous drug-related and fraud offences, including lying to the authorities about his HIV-positive status.

"While access to the confidential information has been disabled, it is still in the possession of the unauthorised person, and could still be publicly disclosed in the future", it said in statement. The ministry said they were "progressively contacting the individuals" affected to inform them they had been doxxed.

According to MOH, the confidential information is in the illegal possession of Mikhy K Farrera Brochez, a male USA citizen who was residing in Singapore, on an employment pass, between January 2008 and June 2016.

The leak comes as Singapore is still dealing with the ramifications of another health-related data breach in July 2018, when hackers infiltrated the computers of SingHealth and stole the personal particulars of 1.5 million patients, including Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.

An HIV-positive United States expat now on the run has leaked the HIV-positive status of 14,200 people - plus their contact details and the names of some of their sex partners - from a Singaporean health database.

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"Brochez was a partner of Ler Teck Siang, a male Singaporean doctor".

Their name, identification number, contact details including phone and address, as well as HIV test results and related medical information had been leaked, the ministry said.

Brochez is now under police investigation, and the authorities are seeking assistance from their foreign counterparts, according to the ministry statement, which did not specify any country. I have also had my fill of people who say we don't have to know everything, and that we should let the G handle everything. He was convicted in September of abetting Brochez in criminal activity, and sentenced to 24 months' imprisonment. "Police will not hesitate to take stern action, including prosecution, against those who have breached the OSA", said a spokesman. He also was charged under Singapore's Official Secrets Act for failing to adopt reasonable care with confidential data regarding HIV-positive patients.

Jan 23, 2019: MOH made a police report.

The ministry said it was working "with relevant parties to disable access to the information".

The ministry said it was notified last Tuesday that "more information" could be in Brochez's possession and that it had been disclosed online.

To successfully apply for an employment pass to stay here with his boyfriend, Farrera-Brochez submitted a HIV-negative test result to MOM in March 2008 using Ler's blood for the test.

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