Malaysia Investigates Attempt to Sell 46 Million Mobile Subscribers Data

Malaysia MobileSecurities Commission Malaysia has disclosed the rundown of bitcoin exchanges that have selected to proceed with activities following its prior forced due date for trades to look for administrative endorsement by March 1, 2019.

Out of the 42 trades who were in the transitional period, just 22 were picked to present their application to the controller. These trades are permitted to keep working for another transitional period until further notice from SC.

Meanwhile, Malaysia is exploring a supposed attempt to sell the information of more than 46 million cell phone subscribers on the web, in what seems, by all accounts, to be one of the biggest breaks of client information in Asia.

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The huge information leak, accepted to influence nearly the whole populace of Malaysia, was first detailed a month ago by Lowyat, a local innovation news site. The site said it had gotten a tip-off that somebody was attempting to sell tremendous databases of individual data on its gatherings.

The nation’s web controller, the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC), was investigating the issue with the police, Communications and Multimedia Minister Salleh Said Keruak said:

“We have identified several potential sources of the leak and we should be able to complete the probe soon,” Salleh told correspondents at parliament.

The leaked information included arrangements of cell phone numbers, identification card numbers, personal residences, and SIM card information of 46.2 million clients from no less than 12 Malaysian cell phone and portable virtual system administrators (MVNO).

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Cybersecurity specialists said the leaked information was broad enough to enable lawbreakers to make fake characters to make online buys.

“We are urging the telco and MVNO companies mentioned above to alert, and start immediately replacing the SIM cards, of all affected customers, especially those who have not updated their SIM cards since 2014,” Lowyat said in a post.

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