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MCMC blocks sayakenahack.com

Ahirul Ahirudin
Written by Ahirul Ahirudin

KUALA LUMPUR — November 16, 2017: The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has blocked the personal data checking website at sayakenahack.com.

This was done at the request of the Department of Personal Data Protection (JPDP.

“MCMC was requested to block the site because its operation was not in accordance with Section 130 of the Personal Data Protection Act,” said MCMC chief operating officer Datuk Mazlan Ismail.

The website is a micro site set up by tech blogger Keith Rozario for the public to check if their personal data had been leaked following the massive cyber data breach in 2014.

It was reported that people may also check whether one’s identity card number had been linked to mobile phone numbers they had never registered for.

Lowyat.net founder Vijandren Ramadass in his article today wrote thus: “Keith Rozario is the good guy here who set up the site for a very noble purpose. However, that does not stop unscrupulous individuals from abusing the data for their own needs.

“The sheer amount of information made available at the site could subject it to abuse.”

According to a report by lowyat.net, approximately 46.2 million mobile phone numbers of Malaysian telephone companies and mobile virtual network operators had been compromised and leaked online.

The massive data breach compromises not only mobile phone numbers but also personal details of 46.2 million mobile phone subscriber accounts in Malaysia.

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