On 3/7/2017, for misused of a library database to aid a loan shark obtained info on debtors a project manager working for the National Library Board was sentenced to jail for 3 years and 8 months with a fine of $270,000
It is reported that Ang Boon Sin, repetitively misused the NLB Spydus database which holds all members’ data such as their names, NRIC numbers, addresses and phone numbers.
He gather the data and give the information to a loan shark alias Johnson by performing the searches after knocking off from his home between 8pm to 10pm.
At least 180 NLB members information was accessed thru Spydus with prior permission..
Ang, pleaded guilty on Monday to 10 counts of making unauthorised access to computer material, nine counts of assisting an unlicensed moneylender and one count of removing from Singapore benefits of Johnson’s criminal conduct. These offences in 2015.
The court heard 463 other charges for similar offences were taken into consideration during sentencing.