MCMC says spam calls came from unknown bot attacks

  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 09 May 2018

MCMC said it

PETALING JAYA: The spam phone calls received by Barisan Nasional and Opposition leaders and even the Inspector-General of Police were initiated anonymously from various sources, says the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC).

“MCMC has been receiving numerous complaints today of phones ringing and then call drops. This is being experienced repeatedly by all parties.

“Our initial investigations point to a technical cause of bots attacks which were initiated anonymously from various sources with differing targets, irrespective of the victims,” it said in a statement on Wednesday (May 9).

MCMC urged those responsible to stop immediately and refrain from committing further use of such technical attacks as they could jeopardise telecommunication networks, causing inconvenience to the public and posing a security risk.

“For those getting such calls from unknown numbers, please be advised not to answer them,” it said.

It added that MCMC and telecommunications service providers were still investigating the attack, adding that stern action according to the law will be taken against the initiators of the attacks should they be identified.

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