Lowyat published article 'after MCMC did not respond to data breach alert'

Melati A. Jalil

Lowyat.net's article yesterday, which has since been taken down, said the data breach detected on Wednesday could be one of the biggest ever in Malaysian history. – AFP pic, October 20, 2017.

ONLINE forum Lowyat.net yesterday published an article on a massive data breach after the country’s internet regulator did not respond upon being alerted to the matter, said founder Vijandren Ramadass.

He said the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) was alerted after posts by a “seller”, aggressively promoting the sale of the data, were first noticed on Wednesday evening.

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