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Cops called to Singapore golf club after ‘wrongdoers’ use scripts to book popular timeslots

Cops called to Singapore golf club after ‘wrongdoers’ use scripts to book popular timeslots
A Singapore golf club has called in the police claiming members may have broken the country’s Computer Misuse Act after using scripts to book up course slots within seconds of them becoming available. The Singapore Island Country Club dialled 999 after declaring that its online golf session booking system had been “compromised” thanks to “millions”…

A Singapore golf club has actually called in the cops declaring members may have broken the country’s Computer Misuse Act after using scripts to schedule up course slots within seconds of them appearing.

The Singapore Island Nation Club dialled 999 after stating that its online golf session scheduling system had actually been “compromised” thanks to “millions” of online reservation efforts daily, according to Channel News Asia.

Tech-savvy golf enthusiasts, it appeared, were utilizing scripts to book popular timeslots for themselves and their mates rather than completing online types by hand whenever new slots were launched.

” SICC discovered that more than 50 percent of online golf bookings were completed within seconds after reservations opened, with the fastest finished in 2 seconds,” reported the news site.

It went on to estimate the aggrieved golf club: “We will not think twice to take the suitable actions versus crooks and send a clear signal that we will do what is necessary to safeguard the interests of the membership at big.”

In a notice to members issued the other day the club is stated to have actually informed them: “These occurrences (akin to ‘hacking’) might constitute a possible breach of the Computer Misuse and Cybersecurity Act,” reporting the automated reservations to authorities.

Apparently it is “difficult” for people to complete the course reservation type online within two seconds as doing so requires inputting names of players and their subscription ID numbers and picking tee times.

Counter-automated-golf measures due to be deployed include restricting members to one active logged-in session at any one time and executing CAPTCHAs on login.

Golf-related computer system shenanigans are uncommon: back in 2017 the Expert Golf Players’ Association of America was struck with ransomware, while outside the world of electronic mayhem, a Norwegian groundskeeper grumbled in 2015 that some mysterious complete stranger had spent a complete years repeatedly crapping in his course’s holes ®

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