LHDN says not involved in alleged data leak

PETALING JAYA: The Inland Revenue Board (LHDN) has denied being involved in the alleged leak of personal data of four million Malaysians.

It said that it was a client of the MyIDENTITY system and did not own it, adding that after an internal investigation, it found that there was no data leak from LHDN’s side.

The LHDN added that it would be working with the National Registration Department (NRD), the National Cyber Security Agency (NACSA) and the National Security Council (NSC) on the matter.

“We would like to guarantee that all the data and information in our possession is safe because it is protected with certified data security technology,” it said in a statement on Tuesday (Sept 28).

It also said that it regretted a news report and allegations against LHDN, saying that it could affect the confidence of the public, especially of taxpayers.

It had been alleged earlier that a database was being sold online that purportedly contains the personal data of four million Malaysians.

The database - according to a tweet by Adnan Mohd Shukor - purportedly contains details such as names, emails, mobile numbers and addresses, and is grouped by birth year from 1979 to 1998.

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