PETALING JAYA: Astro said its initial investigations have found that information about its customers was not compromised in the alleged data leakage that was widely shared on social media this morning.
“Based on our investigation to date, Astro believes that none of our customers’ confidential information that we hold has been compromised,” it said in a statement.
Astro added that its investigation was still ongoing and that it would report new findings, if any.
A Facebook user with the name “Pendakwah Teknologi” had claimed that user information on nearly 13 million Malaysians from Maybank, Astro and the Election Commission (EC) websites had been leaked.
This resulted in communications and digital minister Fahmi Fadzil instructing CyberSecurity Malaysia and the personal data protection department to investigate the alleged data breach.
Fahmi said the leakage was serious as it involved a large amount of information.
Later, he said an investigation showed that the 1.8 million Maybank account numbers which were said to have been part of the data breach were in fact fake.
According to the Facebook post, a website listed details of 3.5 million Astro subscribers and 1.8 million Maybank customers, as well as 7.2 million voters at 7.56pm on Dec 25.
The leaked information allegedly involved the login ID, full name, date of birth, address and identity card number of users.