A Cybersecurity Malaysia staffer has warned Malaysians against uploading pictures of themselves to social media. According to communications officer Jazannul Azriq Aripin, there have been cases of bomohs using these pictures to work “black magic” on their victims.
“Do not be surprised if the ‘bomoh’ themselves are getting smarter and they may have installed wireless broadband to launch their black magic,” said Jazannul to Malay daily Harian Metro.
That being said, the officer did not elaborate on how black magic works over the internet. Nor did he provide any examples of cases involving bomohs and spells cast over broadband connections.
Cybersecurity Malaysia is an agency under the Ministry of Science Technology and Innovation. It was launched back in 2007 to promote cybersecurity among Malaysians, although it has been extremely quiet since its inception.
Jazanul also warned social media users against posting personal details like home addresses and phone numbers; which far more reasonable advice when cybersecurity is involved. Modern day hackers are more likely to use stolen personal information to socially engineer their way into user accounts and commit identity theft.
It is, however, unknown how bomohs would use personal information for black magic.
[Source: The Malay Mail Online]