No security breach, data leak on MAF’s end: Affendi

No security breach, data leak on MAF’s end: Affendi

KUALA LUMPUR – The alleged data leak involving personal information of the public does not involve any security breach on the part of the Malaysian Armed Forces (MAF), said Defence Forces Chief Tan Sri Affendi Buang.

He said the MAF always emphasises the confidentiality of all data, whether in a closed or open network.

“The MAF takes the reported issue of data leakage seriously, as it can invite public concern on the integrity of the monitoring system and the security of MAF’s data,” he said in a statement today.

Meanwhile, the Companies Commission of Malaysia (SSM) denied allegations that there was a data leak involving local business entities, as reported by a local portal today.

SSM in a statement said it has conducted an internal investigation, and assured that all corporate information stored with SSM is secure and protected by multiple layers of security.

“SSM will work with the National Cyber Security Agency (NACSA) and the National Security Council (NSC) to conduct further investigations into this allegation.

“SSM advises the public who wish to obtain information on business entities related to companies, businesses and limited liability partnerships to transact through SSM-recognised channels,” read the statement.

Earlier, a local portal reported that about 1.4 million local company profiles stolen from the SSM database were being offered for sale online on a hackers’ forum. – Bernama