Hackers claim to have personal details of 22.5 mil Malaysians
To entice buyers, the seller posted personal details of Home Minister Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainudin along with the sale listing to “prove” the ownership of the 160GB dataset that even contains photographs used in MyKads.
This comes less than a year since MyIdentity data leak
Less than a year since the MyIdentity data leak, several local technology news sites are reporting that a group of hackers have now claimed to have personal details of 22.5 million Malaysians stolen from the National Registration Department (NRD).
A website known as Amanz reported that the details leaked are MyKad numbers, names, dates of birth, home addresses, gender, and registered phone numbers belonging to those born between 1940 and 2004.
The hackers are said to be looking to sell the data for US$10,000 (RM43,870) in bitcoin, while it is yet to be ascertained if NRD is aware of the leak.
Meanwhile, tech site lowyat.net reported that the search for the sale was listed in a “well-known database marketplace” rather than the dark web, which makes it easier to access.