Another data breach – now it’s organ donor info


  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 24 Jan 2018

PETALING JAYA: The personal details of more than 220,000 organ donor pledgers in Malaysia have been leaked online.

According to local tech site Lowyat.net, the information leak included pledger codes, full names, MyKad and old IC numbers, birth dates, ages, nationalities, races, genders, addresses, e-mails and phone numbers.

Screenshots posted on the site claimed to contain data of 220,394 pledgers who signed up between January 2009 and August 2016.

The data, divided into files based on the year of sign-up, also allegedly contained details of donor’s next of kin, their names, addresses and phone numbers.

There was also a breakdown for each year, listing the number of pledgers for each month by age, gender, race, state of origin and type of organs, it said.

The site claimed the data was most likely taken from a central database, as the details appeared to be from government hospitals as well as National Transplant Resource Centres.

The site claimed the leak was part of a bigger breach involving Malaysian organisations between September and November 2016 but contained no personal information of individuals.

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