800,000+ selfies and MyKad images from the Election Commission’s MySPR system are being sold online

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Personal info of 800,000 voters compromised by alleged breach of EC database

By Kalbana Perimbanayagam, Dania Nabila – November 11, 2022 @ 10:21pm

KUALA LUMPUR: Another data breach has allegedly occurred in Malaysia, this time involving the personal details of 800,000 voters.

The 67gb data breach is supposedly from the Election Commission database which is now up for “sale” on an online marketplace for a mere US$2,000.

It is understood that CyberSecurity Malaysia is aware of the alleged breach and are investigating the matter.

They are looking at all angles, including first of all whether or not any such breach had occurred.

Yesterday, the lowyat.net website spotted the sale via the marketplace and found alleged personal details such as full names, identification numbers, email addresses, birth dates and home addresses had been revealed.

Their photos, voting centre and all EC information have also been compromised by the seller.

The seller is seeking an amount of US$2,000 (RM9,401) to be paid in Bitcoin or Monero cryptocurrencies for the possession of the full electoral roll and the details of 22 million voters.

It is alleged that the data was illegally obtained from EC’s MySPR website, where all details of Malaysians aged 18 and above and eligible to vote are stored.

Efforts to obtain EC’s comments have so far been futile but police are currently looking into the claims.

The New Straits Times has also contacted the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) but have yet to get a response regarding the issue.

This latest data breach comes a week before the nation goes to polls on Nov 19, and has raised concerns among Malaysians.

https://www.nst.com.my/news/crime-courts/2022/11/849700/personal-info-800000-voters-compromised-alleged-breach-ec-database

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