The Police have arrested a 22-year-old man for his suspected involvement in compromising Mediacorp’s meconnect accounts.
On 22 February 2023, the Police received a report of 14,000 meconnect accounts being compromised.
Through follow-up investigations, officers from the Criminal Investigation Department established the identity of the man and arrested him on 9 March 2023.
The man is assisting with investigations into an offence of unauthorised access to computer materials under Section 3(1) of the Computer Misuse Act 1993, which carries a fine not exceeding $5,000, an imprisonment of up to two years, or both.
The Police take a stern view against any activities involving the misuse of online accounts. The Police will continue to take tough enforcement action against those who flout the law.
SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE
13 March 2023 @ 1:10 PM