Internet regulator, cops investigating data breach, says minister


Yasmin Ramlan

Communications and Multimedia Minister Salleh Said Keruak clarified that the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission is after the individuals allegedly flogging personal data online. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, October 26, 2017.

MALAYSIA’S internet regulator said it ordered the removal of an article on an alleged massive breach of  personal data on online forum Lowyat.net because of a miscommunication and is now investigating the violation of data privacy.

Communications and Multimedia Minister Salleh Said Keruak said police and the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) are trying to identify the third parties who supplied and attempted to sell the information online.


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