Investigation: 5 million passengers and staff of AirAsia allegedly hacked

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KUALA LUMPUR: The Ministry of Communications and Digital is conducting an investigation on the allegation regarding leakages of personal data involving five million passengers and staff of AirAsia as a result of hacking by a group of hackers known as Daixin.

Its Minister, Fahmi Fadzil said, the ministry’s investigation team consisting of Personal Data Protection Department (JPDP) and CyberSecurity Malaysia (CSM) had started their investigations via holding discussion with Capital A management –the principle company of AirAsia on 1st Dec.2022.

Fahmi said, the preliminary investigation had found that there was cyber attacks on the server system of AirAsia that happened on 12th November 2022. It was caused by access without permission thus affecting the attack on the ransom ware that had the potentiality to cause data leakages.

“Following the discussion, Capital A had been instructed to present explanation documents together with computerised data evidences related to the investigation.

“Further investigation is still being carried out to identify the cause of the hacking and the overall impact of the incidents that had happened,” Fahmi said in statement.

The Minister added, however the details on the case cannot be released to the public at the moment as investigation is still going on. It is to avoid legal implication besides it could also disturb the investigation.

“I urge all users of Personal Data to always monitor and elevate the cyber security aspect from time to time by ensuring the infrastructure system, data base and networks are updated and safe.

“Besides that, Data Users should outline cyber security policies and ensure the policies are abided as a step to avoid intrusion by irresponsible parties,” Fahmi said. –Malaysia World News.

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