Not long after the first warning from hacktivists Anonymous Malaysia, they’ve issue a second wake-up call on 29 January 2021, vowing to launch a cyber attack.
They’ve released a 4-minute video describing how scammers in Malaysia got the information of the public. The root cause of this is data from private service providers and government data had been hacked and leaked.
The leaked information was then being sold to underground third parties. What’s more is that there is a collusion between government officers, vendors and the third parties to hack and manipulate the systems.
Apparently, Anonymous Malaysia had information about government officers and politicians who receive bribes to protect smuggling, gambling, scamming or even blackmailing activities, and these had been carried out for a long time.
Given that this can be a national security threat, the Police had open an investigation paper regarding this matter. As reported in NST, Bukit Aman Commercial Crime Investigation Department director Datuk Zainuddin Yaacob will conduct an investigation on public mischief and criminal intimidation.
The case will be investigated under Sections 505 and 507 of the Penal Code and Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998.
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