Malaysian online stock brokerage firm victim of cyberattack

After what appears to be a brief hiatus from public activity, DESORDEN GROUP is back and has listed a stock brokerage firm, UOB KayHian, as a victim. According to a statement by DESORDEN to DataBreaches, the firm was attacked in October, and although the firm has read DESORDEN’s communications to them, they have not replied at all.

DESORDEN’s post on a popular hacking forum claims that this breach involved 159,807 records of UOB Kay Hian Malaysia customers, including their full name, gender, religion, birthdate, nationality, IC number, passport, email, phone number, and address. Other data include their dealers, back office users, etc.  DESORDEN claims they neither attempted to lock nor delete any of the firm’s files but focused on extracting data quickly.

DataBreaches reached out to UOB KayHian to alert them that despite allegedly being notified of the breach by DESORDEN, UOB KayHian may still need to lock down all their data or change all their passwords. One file acquired by DESORDEN appears to contain first and last names, usernames, passwords, email addresses, and other information that might still permit access or successful phishing attempts.

DataBreaches did ask UOB KayHian what they have done or are doing in response to this claimed breach, but no reply was immediately available. On October 18, the firm did post a notice on its website, Notice – UTRADE Security Advisory on Safeguarding Digital Privacy *NEW*.  Was that in response to the breach? DataBreaches does not know. Nor does this site know whether UOB sent a copy of that notice to all customers or if it would do any good if they hadn’t also told them there had already been a breach. Hopefully, UOB KayHian will respond to this site’s inquiries and clarify these issues.

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