Stop spreading tales of alleged Padu hack, public told

PETALING JAYA: The public has been urged to stop spreading news of an alleged security breach of the Central Database Hub (Padu) by a hacker group.

Claims of the breach came following a news report alleging an attack by the notorious R00tk1t and that the group had stolen 27TB worth of data.

In a post on the social network X on Monday, Economy Minister Rafizi Ramli denied the claims.

The report has since been updated, indicating that the screenshots posted by the hacker group likely refer to the National Population and Family Development Board’s Management and Service Delivery Unit, also known as Padu.

PADUOfficial, under the Economy Ministry, has called on the public to stop spreading such false information.

“Padu will not compromise the security of people’s data,” it posted on X yesterday.

R00tk1t, which issued a warning about targeting Malaysian Internet infrastructure on Jan 26, has actively posted screenshots of purportedly successful hacks.

The Star has reached out to the National Cyber Security Agency for comment.

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