U.S. CITIZEN WHO LEAKED SINGAPORE HIV-CASES MAY HAVE MORE ‘FILES’

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – A U.S. citizen who leaked the names of more than 14,000 HIV-positive individuals in Singapore may be in possession of more “files” from the database, the city-state’s health minister said on Tuesday.

The news follows outrage last month after Singapore disclosed the leak by Mikhy Farrera Brochez, who was deported last year after being convicted on numerous drug-related and fraud offences, including lying about his own HIV status.

Brochez disclosed online the personal information including names, ID numbers, phone numbers and addresses of 5,400 Singaporeans diagnosed with HIV up to January 2013 and 8,800 foreigners diagnosed up to December 2011.

“Quite possibly he still has more files in his possession,” Health Minister Gan Kim Yong told parliament, adding that police were working with their U.S. counterparts, and that agencies were monitoring the internet for further leaks.

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