Malaysiakini News

'Protecting stolen telco data would have been simple'

Zikri Kamarulzaman  |  Published:  |  Modified:

Cybersecurity experts have weighed in on how a trove of leaked personal data from telecommunications companies (telcos) could have been kept secure even after it was stolen.

Details of the theft, said to be the biggest in the country, are still unclear but is believed to be linked to the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission's (MCMC) Public Cellular Blocking Service (PCBS).

Previously, inspector-general of police Mohamad Fuzi Harun had said it was possible that the breach “occurred after staff from a company tasked with transferring the data took advantage of the situation."

Lowyat.net founder Vijandren Ramadass, whose tech portal first exposed the leak, told Malaysiakini that there were traces that the files had been transferred electronically through cloud storage service Dropbox...

Sign in


Welcome back,

Your subscription expires on
  

Your subscription will expire soon, kindly renew before
  

Your subscription is expired
  Click here to renew

You are not subscribed to any subscription package
  Click here to subscribe now

Any questions?
  Email: [email protected]
  Call: +603-777-00000

Renew