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OrangeTee real estate group suffers data security breach

OrangeTee real estate group suffers data security breach
The OrangeTee building in Toa Payoh. (Photo: OrangeTee & Tie)

SINGAPORE: OT Group, the holding company of OrangeTee & Tie and OrangeTee Advisory, has suffered a data security breach, the Singapore real estate group said on Friday (Aug 6).

The company said it received an email from a third party claiming to have accessed its IT network. The incident was reported to the relevant authorities.

An investigation was launched to assess if the data held in the network could be compromised. OT Group said its preliminary investigations showed that there was a breach of data security.

"We are currently working closely with cyber security experts to ascertain the nature and extent of the breach," said the company in a media statement.

"In the event of a data compromise, our immediate priority would be to identify all customers who are affected and notify them as soon as possible."

The company's website was down as of Friday afternoon.

Apologising to customers for the incident, OT Group said it will thoroughly review its systems and processes to determine additional security measures that it can take.

Customers seeking clarification can contact the company’s call centre at 9148 1496 during office hours.

Source: CNA/dv

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