Massive Malaysian telco data breach might be an inside job

A. Azim Idris reports:

Investigators in Malaysia have suggested the massive personal data leak of 46 million mobile phone accounts was linked to a subcontractor of the Southeast Asian country’s very own Internet regulators.

On Monday, Inspector-General of Police Mohamad Fuzi Harun said investigators were tracking down the owner of an e-mail account which could help solve the case.

The official’s comment came following reports on the discovery of several file names containing the words PCBS and SKMM, which at least six telecommunications companies used as references related to the leaked data.

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