Socso data breach: Govt to tighten country's cyber security, says Anwar

KUALA LUMPUR: The government is now strengthening cyber security in the country to prevent cyber attacks such as the recent hacking of the Social Security Organisation (Socso) website last Saturday.

"We are now strengthening cyber security, and there is also a decision by the National Security Council and Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission to establish cooperation with companies that have the ability to curb cyber attacks," said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim after visiting the Madani Government One Year Anniversary Programme at the grounds of the Bukit Jalil National Stadium on Saturday (Dec 9)

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Yesterday, Communications and Digital Minister Fahmi Fadzil said that CyberSecurity Malaysia, National Cyber Security Agency and the Personal Data Protection Department will conduct an investigation into the alleged hacking of the Socso database site.

Meanwhile, Anwar described the appointment of five new members of the Special Committee on Corruption as an assignment to continue the Madani government's efforts to prioritise good governance by combating corruption in the country.

"As we know in the Madani Government, governance is the main focus, and the eradication of corruption must continue.

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"There is indeed some initial success, and one of the important measures is leadership. Until now, there has been no protest and disclosure about misconduct and corruption among the (government) leaders for a year," he said.

On Nov 28, Dewan Negara Speaker Tan Sri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar, Paya Besar MP Datuk Mohd Shahar Abdullah (BN-Paya Besar), Batang Lupar MP Mohd Shafizan Kepli (GPS-Batang Lupar), Tawau MP Lo Su Fui (GRS-Tawau) and Bentong MP Young Syefura Othman (PH-Bentong) received their appointment letters as Special Committee on Corruption members.

According to a statement issued by the Office of Dewan Negara Speaker, they were appointed after receiving the consent of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah on Anwar's advice, and their membership period will be effective from Oct 9 to Oct 8 2026. –Bernama

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