Post updated November 16th, 2017 at 09:30 pm
Update : 8:05pm MCMC have confirmed that the site has been blocked on request from the Jabatan Perlindungan Data Peribadi Malaysia (PDP).
Sayakenahack.com, a micro site set up by tech blogger Keith Rozario for the Malaysian public to check if their personal data has been leaked in the massive data breach that we reported last month has been blocked by the MCMC.
The site, which went live on Monday, was put in the spotlight today with a number of major local dailies highlighting the existence of the site for the public to check if their information was leaked.
We spoke to Keith Rozario, the creator of the site and according to him, he isn’t aware of the block and that MCMC has not contacted him to inform him of the reason why a block has been placed on the site.
MCMC did the right thing
We don’t say this very often with regards to sites being blocked by MCMC, but in this case we are actually siding with MCMC for blocking access to the site.
While the MCMC has yet to officially confirm or deny the block, and give their reasons for blocking the site, we feel that the sheer amount of information made available on the site could subject it to abuse.
Keith Rozario is the good guy here, who set up the site for a very noble purpose, however, that does not stop unscrupulous individuals from abusing the data for their own needs. There will also always be a big question mark on whether it is right for the data to be manipulated in any way without consent from the actual owners.
We are repeating our call out for the data owners to set up sites with information on the leak, as well as outline proper guidelines on what their customers who are affected by the data breach need to do to protect themselves.