Minister orders probe into data leak of 12.5 mil Astro, Maybank users

Minister orders probe into data leak of 12.5 mil Astro, Maybank users

Fahmi Fadzil instructs Cybersecurity Malaysia, Personal Data Protection Dept to investigate

KUALA LUMPUR – Cybersecurity Malaysia (CSM) and the Personal Data Protection Department (PDPD) have been instructed to investigate an alleged data leakage involving 13 million Malaysians, the news of which was spread on social media this morning.

Communications and Digital Minister Fahmi Fadzil said the leakage was serious as it involved a large amount of information.

“I will ask CSM, PDPD to investigate whether there is a data leak involving the parties concerned, and take action,” he said.

Earlier, he shared a post by a Facebook user with the name “Pendakwah Teknologi” who claimed that nearly 13 million users had their information with Maybank, the Election Commission (EC), and Astro leaked.

According to the post, at 7.56pm on December 25, a website listed 3.5 million Astro users, 1.8 million Maybank users, and 7.2 million EC users.

The leaked information allegedly includes usernames, full names, dates of birth, addresses, and identity card numbers.

source – Bernama

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