MCMC blocks

  • Nation
  • Thursday, 16 Nov 2017

PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has blocked access to the website, which allowed Malaysian mobile subscribers to check if they were affected by the major personal data breach.

MCMC chief operating officer Datuk Dr Mazlan Ismail said this followed an application by the Personal Data Protection Department under Section 130 of the Personal Data Protection Act 2010 for unlawful collection of personal data.

The website, created by tech expert Keith Rozario, was set up for the average citizen to verify if their personal details were compromised in the breach.

The massive breach is believed to have happened in 2014 and involves the personal details of 46.2 million mobile subscribers in Malaysia.

On Oct 19, a data leak was reported on technology news portal after an individual attempted to sell the information for an undisclosed amount of Bitcoin, a digital currency.

It is believed to be one of the largest data breaches ever in the country.

From home addresses and MyKad numbers to SIM card information, the private details of almost the entire population may have fallen into the wrong hands.

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