Why target Lowyat over data breach report, asks lawyers’ group

Personal details, obtained from telecommunications companies, Jobstreet.com, Malaysian Medical Association and Malaysian Housing Loan Applications, are being sold for bitcoins, says an online forum. – EPA pic, October 20, 2017.

THE internet regulator’s move to censor a report about a massive data breach involving personal information of millions of Malaysians is akin to “shooting the messenger”, legal advocacy group Lawyers for Liberty (LFL) said today.

The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission’s (MCMC) should instead be more concerned about the content of the report posted online at Lowyat and check if it is true to prevent fraud, LFL executive director Eric Paulsen said.

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