SINGAPORE, Sep. 30 (Reuters / EP) –
The American citizen Mikhy Farrera Brochez has been sentenced this Sunday to two years in prison for filtering the names of 14,000 people with HIV in Singapore.
The city-state deported Farrera, 34, in 2018, after convicting him of several drug-related crimes and fraud, including lying about his own HIV status.
The filtered data includes information on more than 50 US citizens. “The defendant's behavior was serious and affected thousands of people worldwide,” prosecutor Robert Duncan has reported.
Likewise, Farrera will have to deliver those electronic devices and accounts used to filter the information.
The Ministry of Health said in January that Farrera had revealed on the Internet personal information of 5,400 citizens diagnosed with HIV until January 213 and 8,800 foreigners diagnosed until December 2011.
The leakage of data on HIV occurred after a major cyber attack in 2018 in the Singapore national health database.