Singapore has announced the suspension of Zoom for in home-based learning after a security breach was found, the Ministry of Education said in a statement Friday.
Aaron Loh, divisional director of the Educational Technology Division, said the ministry has been made aware of a number of "very serious incidents" involving the use of Zoom, and has decided to suspend the software to ensure online security.
"We are already working with Zoom to enhance its security settings and make these security measures clear and easy to follow," he said. "As a precautionary measure, our teachers will suspend their use of Zoom until these security issues are ironed out."
Zoom said in a statement it was "deeply upset" to learn about the security breaches and added it has recently changed its settings to increase online security.
"Zoom is committed to providing educators with the tools and resources they need on a safe and secure platform, and we are continuing to engage with all of our users on how they can best use Zoom and protect their meetings," according to the statement.
Earlier this month, Singapore moved to home-based learning across all levels of schooling to combat the spread of the virus.