New Database Sold Online Allegedly Contains Personal Data of 200,000 Malaysians
After the whole issue with E-Pay Malaysia, looks like we have another thing to worry about with regards to our personal data. A recent report has shown that a database containing the personal data of Malaysians is being sold online.
New Database Sold Online Allegedly Contains Personal Data of Malaysians
The seller claims that that database contains some very personal data, including name, address, phne numbers, and IC number. As for where it came from, they claimed that it’s from a database that belonged to Ifmal, a local e-commerce platform.
Ifmal has since denied the claim via a post on their official Facebook page. According to the statement, they don’t even have that many people in their database, and they’ve never requested for a customer’s IC number before, which would completely invalidate the claim. The information that is requested by the e-commerce platform is different from what is listed in the database.
There is a good chance that the database being sold is a scam, or at least contains some valid data in a sea of garbage. With that being said, it’s hard to tell unless someone gets a good look into it. For now, we will report more on this as information becomes available so stay tuned.
Pokdepinion: More and more of these things are starting to pop up, I’m getting slightly worried. Sure, I might be tracked by giants like Facebook but at least no one has my IC number…or at least, I hope not.