KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian Communication and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has blocked access to a website addressed https://sayakenahack.com, citing data privacy concerns.
In a statement today, the internet regulator said the move followed an application by the Data Privacy Protection Department.
“MCMC has blocked the website after receiving an application from the Department under Section 130 of the Data Privacy Act 2010 (Act 709),” it said.
The commission, however, did not reveal more information on the matter.
The Act has outlawed any release of private information without the owner’s consent through any platform, including the internet.
Created by tech blogger Keith Rozario, the verification website allowed users to check if their personal data had been compromised in the recent vast data leak that reportedly involved 46.2 million mobile service customers.
Despite the commission’s announcement on blocking the website, New Straits Times’ attempt to avail its service was still successful at the time of writing.
The massive data breach was first reported by local tech portal lowyat.net, after there was an attempt to sell the information for an undisclosed amount of cryptocurrency Bitcoin.
Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun said initial investigation had revealed that the breach could have occurred during a data transfer, when several unscrupulous employees of a company were able to take advantage of the situation.