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Tag: Data Leak

MCMC contractor sacked after massive data leak, Dewan Rakyat told

Communications and multimedia ministry says criminal investigation in now in the hands of the Attorney-General's Chambers.

Malindo Air customers’ data leak ‘contained’

The airline's CEO Mushafiz Mustafa Bakri says two of its former staff members in India had stolen the data.

National cyber-security agency unrolls new malware detection system

The Coordinated Malware Eradication and Remediation Platform is expected to help bolster cyber defences for corporations and organisations.

Govt working to determine source of patient data leak

The health ministry says the leak could have happened at any healthcare facility including private hospitals and university medical centres.

400 mil Facebook users’ phone numbers exposed in privacy lapse

Facebook downplayed the extent of the exposure saying the number of accounts so far confirmed was around half of the reported 419 million.

China data leak exposes mass surveillance in Xinjiang

Xinjiang is home to most of China's Uighur ethnic minority lives and has been under heavy police surveillance in recent years after violent inter-ethnic tensions.

Fury at HIV data leak in conservative Singapore

While Singapore is modern in many ways, observers say social attitudes have not progressed at the same pace.

Suspect held over massive German politician data hack

A massive data leak and a breach of cybersecurity are piling immense political pressure on the German government.

China arrests suspect for customer data leak at Accor partner

The sale of personal information is common in China, which last year implemented a controversial cybersecurity law that requires services to store user data in China and receive approval from users before sharing their details.

Gobind orders action on leak of 36mil phone users’ data

Communications minister says investigations into bot attacks and blocks on news sites will be carried out, and calls for proposals on amending the communications law.

Probe into data leak ongoing, says Jailani

Deputy communications and multimedia minister says witnesses have been called in to have their statements recorded.

Report: Asean not spending enough on cybersecurity

Consulting firm AT Kearney says Asean countries, including Malaysia, lag behind the global average spent on cybersecurity which could cost them dearly in market capitalisation.

Report: Personal details of 220,000 organ donors leaked online

Tech portal Lowyat.net says the files were leaked online as early as September 2016, in the second big data leak reported in three months.

Expert: Malaysia ill-prepared for cyber attacks

CF Fong says the authorities must take cyber security and cyber warfare seriously.

Malaysian Bar in touch with authorities on securing personal data

Bar president George Varughese says they are always open to working with authorities to improve legal provisions to safeguard personal data.

Data leak threatens constitutional rights, says lawyer

Sabah lawyer Marcel Jude Joseph says details of MyKad holders may have fallen into wrong hands.

Data leak: IP addresses traced to 2 more countries

Cops traced the internet protocol addresses to The Netherlands and Hong Kong.

Focus on real crimes, not social media posts, MCMC told

Lawyers' group LFL says MCMC should be more concerned about the recent data leak involving the personal information of over 46 million people instead of social media posts that are 'none of its business'.

Data leaks: Reduce human element at telcos, says DAP MP

Stampin MP Julian Tan says if human elements cannot be reduced, higher security measures such as biometric screening should be implemented.

It’s ‘elitist’ to block sayakenahack.com, says site designer

Tech blogger Keith Rozario says banning the site means that ordinary folks don't deserve to know whether their data has been compromised, but hackers do.

Data leaks: What individuals and companies can do

Digital security expert says although it’s difficult for people to find out if their data has been leaked, there are steps they can take to minimise risks.

The economic lure of leaked data

Digital security expert reveals that in just one year, there has been a 2,502% increase in the sale of ransomware on the dark web.