Records of more than a million UiTM students leaked online


A UiTM building at Lembah Sireh in Kota Bharu, Kelantan. Over one million student records have been compromised in a massive data leak. — SAZUKI EMBONG/The Star

A UiTM building at Lembah Sireh in Kota Bharu, Kelantan. Over one million student records have been compromised in a massive data leak. — SAZUKI EMBONG/The Star

Records detailing personal information of students who enrolled at University Teknologi Mara (UiTM) has reportedly been leaked online.

Tech portal Lowyat.net reported that records of 1,164,540 students – mainly those who enrolled between 2000 and 2018 – have been compromised.

The leaked data include details like student name, MyKad number, house address, email address, campus codes, campus names, programme codes, course levels, student ID and mobile numbers. 

The portal stated that the records belong to students from UiTM campuses around the country, including the main campus in Shah Alam, Selangor. 

It also stated that students who enrolled in UiTM accredited courses at external colleges like Kolej Yayasan Terengganu, Institut Teknologi Perak and Institut Yayasan Bumiputera Pulau Pinang are also affected. 

The data breach had apparently occurred between February and March 2018 according to Lowyat.net sources, which it has not named. 

We have reached out to UiTM for comments

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