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Alert issued after 80 websites defaced

The Singapore Computer Emergency Response Team (SingCert) issued an alert yesterday to hosting providers of more than 80 websites as they were found to be defaced.

Three of the Reform Party's websites were among those defaced, reported The Straits Times online.

The hosting providers were notified so that they could look into the hacking and take precautions.

No government sites were among those affected, SingCert said in a late-night statement.

"Cyber security is everyone's responsibility. Businesses and individuals are urged to take the necessary precautions to enhance their cyber security," said SingCert, a unit of the Infocomm Development Authority.

Businesses and individuals can visit the GoSafe Online website at www.gosafeonline.sg to learn more about how to protect themselves against cyber threats or seek assistance.