KUALA LUMPUR: Everyone seems to be a suspect for now, say the police on a purported database leak of non-public data of 4 million Malaysians that's on the market on-line.
And the police are taking a look at the opportunity of the leak being an inside job.
“We acquired a report yesterday (Monday) from the Nationwide Registration Division (NRD) deputy director in Putrajaya,” stated Bukit Aman Business Crime Investigation Division (CCID) director Comm Datuk Mohd Kamarudin Md Din.
“From there, we are going to work backwards to establish the place the leak is.
“We can even examine the leaked information to our personal database to confirm if the knowledge is respectable,” he stated.
The supply of the database was made public on Twitter by Adnan Mohd Shukor, an intrusion analyst, who additionally shared a screenshot of the database being offered on-line for 0.2 BTC (RM35,350).
The 31.8GB file purportedly incorporates names, e mail addresses, cell numbers and addresses grouped by beginning yr from 1979 to 1998.
It was claimed that the information was harvested from the NRD by means of the MyIdentity utility programming interface (API).
MyIdentity is a centralised data-sharing platform that's utilized by varied authorities businesses. Nevertheless, the MyIdentity web site – which was arrange in 2012 – is not accessible.
At a press convention within the Jinjang police station, Comm Mohd Kamarudin stated that the police don't deny the opportunity of an inside job.
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