Investigation on EC data leakage will be handed to NACSA for further action – Minister Fahmi

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PUTRAJAYA: The alleged data leakages involving Maybank, Astro and the Malaysian Election Commission (EC) that was managed by a website on 25th Dec.2022 had been treated seriously by the Ministry of Communications and Digital (KKD).

KKD Minister, Fahmi Fadzil said, the ministry via the Personal Data Protection Department (JPDP) with the cooperation of CyberSecurity Malaysia (CSM) is in the process of getting feedback from Maybank and Astro regarding the alleged data leakages to ensure the validity of the data owners.

Fahmi added, subsequently preliminary investigation on the information of Maybank account numbers that have been shown in the website concerned are not valid or non- existence because transaction cannot be done via the account numbers.

“The preliminary investigation had also found the potentiality of the alleged data leakage was referred to one leakage incident that happened in 2018.

“However, the official confirmation from the related party is needed for detailed investigation under Personal Data Protection Act 2010 (Act 709),” Fahmi said.

Meanwhile, the investigation on EC data leakage in the website will be handed to the National Cyber Security Agency (NACSA) for further action as it is not under the jurisdiction of Act 709.

On the EC data leakage investigation, Fahmi said, the notice to block had been handed to the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) to stop the people from having access to the website.

“I would like to remind all Data Users to always ensure the cyber security level is at its best and always abide to the principle and the standard personal protection data in line with Act 709,” Fahmi reiterated. – Malaysia World News


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