Malaysia’s largest-ever data breach traced to Netherlands and Hong Kong

Malaysian police have identified two more Internet Protocol (IP) addresses in The Netherlands and Hong Kong in their probe of a data leak affecting 46.2 million mobile phone subscribers in the country.

In November, the first IP address was traced to Oman.

Bernama reported on Monday (Dec 4) morning that Royal Malaysia Police were working to conclude investigations into the case which was first made known to the public in late October.

It was reported then that the 2014 leak involves customers’ personal details such as MyKad numbers and addresses, as well as sim card information.

Some victims later discovered that their MyKad identity numbers were used to register for new phone numbers they were not aware of.

A website created by tech blogger Keith Rozario to help victims verify if their details had been used for unauthorised purposes was blocked by authorities shortly after.

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun was cited by Bernama as saying that it was not necessary to seek the help of foreign authorities at this point.