Ministry of Communications and Digital investigating alleged data leak involving Maybank, Astro, EC

Malay Mail reports:

The Ministry of Communications and Digital (KKD) takes seriously the alleged data leak, via a website on December 25, that allegedly involves Maybank, Astro and the Election Commission (EC).

Its minister Fahmi Fadzil said KKD, through the Personal Data Protection Department (PDPD) in collaboration with CyberSecurity Malaysia (CSM), is seeking feedback from Maybank and Astro on the alleged data leaks to ensure the legitimacy of data ownership.

“At the same time, a preliminary investigation into the Maybank account number information displayed on the website found that the accounts in question were invalid or non-existent because transactions could not be done through the account number.

“The initial investigation also found that there is a possibility the alleged data leak might be in reference to an incident that occurred in 2018.

Read more at The Borneo Post.

Of note, the government has taken steps to block access to the website where the listings are posted, meaning that those using Malaysian services may be blocked from accessing unless they use a proxy or the onion address.

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