Data of Malaysians born between 1940 and 2004 allegedly being sold for over RM40,000


The seller claimed that this is an expanded database compared to the one he sold in September last year, which was only up to 1998. — 123rf.com

PETALING JAYA: An alleged data leak containing the information of 22.5 million Malaysians born between 1940 and 2004, purportedly stolen from the National Registration Department (NRD), has once again put the country’s data security measures in the spotlight.

Local tech portal Amanz reported that the database, 160GB in size, is being sold for US$10,000 (RM43,950) on the dark web.

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