Govt says data stored in Padu not hacked, urges people to continue registering

KUALA LUMPUR: The data stored in the Central Database Hub (Padu) is safe and not hacked, says the government.

Communications Minister Fahmi Fadzil gave his assurance on the matter and urged the public to continue their registration.

"In my discussions with several parties including Cybersecurity Malaysia, the situation is under control. There is no problem (with Padu).

"The government ensures that the data in Padu is secure. The National Cyber Security Agency (Nacsa), Personal Data Protection Department and Cyber Security Malaysia are part of the team that ensures its security.

"I request and urge everyone to continue their registration," he told reporters after Friday prayers at Masjid Negara.

He also addressed the allegations of hacking committed by international hacker group R00TK1T.

He said it was not Padu under the Economy Ministry that was hacked, but instead, it was the Performance Delivery Unit's database of the National Population and Family Development Board (LPPKN).

"They are two very different systems. But there are some parties trying to play as if it is the Central Database Hub.

"It is far from the truth and this has been confirmed by the Economy Ministry."

On Tuesday, Department of Statistics Malaysia (DOSM) chief statistician Datuk Seri Dr Mohd Uzir Mahidin confirmed that allegations of Padu being hacked were false.


This came after claims surfaced in an online forum on Monday saying that Padu and the National Population and Family Development Board (LPPKN) database had been hacked by R00TK1T.

According to the online forum, the hackers claimed to have stolen data from Padu and breached LPPKN's security infrastructure and stole more than 27GB worth of data from its servers.

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