MCMC and police probing data breach


  • Nation
  • Friday, 20 Oct 2017

PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) and police are investigating claims that illegally-obtained private data of millions of Malaysians are being advertised for sale.

MCMC said it had asked the administrators of Lowyat.net to take down the said advertisement as a “preventive measure”.

“The administrators have given their cooperation in taking down the advertisement and the related article,” the regulatory body said in a statement on Friday (Oct 20) which was released on its official Facebook page.

“MCMC urges all parties to not make any sort of speculation until the authorities have completed their investigation.”

On Thursday (Oct 19), Lowyat.net reported that personal data was up for sale for an undisclosed amount of bitcoin.

Reports state that the data being sold includes information such as customer names, billing address and MyKad numbers, with the breach believed to have occurred between 2012 to 2015.

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