ICA says slow immigration clearance system not due to cyberattack

The immigration clearance system at Woodlands and Tuas checkpoints experienced intermittent slowness since 5.40pm on Tuesday (May 16, 2017) evening. 

Photo courtesy: Wikimedia
Photo courtesy: Wikimedia

The Immigrations and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) said that the intermittent slowness was not due to a cyber attack.

In a Facebook post at around 8pm, it said: “As this coincides with the departure peak period, more resources have been deployed to manage the situation at the land checkpoints." 

ICA is still working on cause of delays, noting that "investigations are ongoing." 

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Kareyst Lin
Kareyst Lin – Senior Writer

Kareyst has experience in writing about B2B technology for Computerworld Singapore, MIS Asia and CIO Asia; and on government technology for GCIO Asia. Her pet areas are artificial intelligence, Internet of Things and smart cities - these are fueled by her obsession with sci-fi movies and philosophy of mind. She is also part of the Over The Moon team, which is a movement to promote and give voice to independent Mandopop music in Singapore.

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