The Malaysian telco data breach is like a horrible gift that just keeps giving. Concerned citizens who checked the status of their data through Keith Rozario’s SayaKenaHack site have discovered themselves signed up for telephone numbers for which they don’t actually own.
Daily newspaper The Star spoken with several individuals who had discovered these extra phone numbers. According to one engineer, only two of the three phone numbers listed on the database belong to him. Another company secretary found that her information was used to sign up for an additional telco line.
Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) network security and enforcement sector chief officer Zulkarnain Mohd Yassin believes that the case is likely to be the result of identity theft. Which would indicate that the personal data of these individuals was stolen long before the recent incident.
Zulkarnain urges those who have found themselves registered with additional numbers to contact the relevant telcos to confirm the information. There is still a chance that the database was not properly sanitised and the informatio presented is merely incorrect.
[Source: The Star]