The Star: New website comes up, SiapaKenaHack, but it’s fake

The Straits Time: Malaysian website that helps users check if they have been hacked is fake, creator warns, SiapaKenaHack, siapakenahack.com

Interview with The Star – SiapaKenaHack

SiapaKenaHack – Cyber Security Expert, C.F Fong said he created the site to educate Malaysians to be vigilant of fake websites.

“The whole idea is to educate people because recently people were keying in their identification card (IC) numbers into the sayakenahack.com website,” said Fong.

He said that the best way to check whether an IC number has been registered with different phone companies is to check with the telecommunication companies directly and not a website.

“You shouldn’t depend on any broker or third party to find out,” he said on Sunday (Nov 19).

A check of the now-viral siapakenahack.com website shows that it claims to have been developed by the Ministry of Malaysia National Cyber Communication Council (MNCCC). However, a page opens up after a visitor submits their phone number claiming that it is “a fake website to teach you about phishing schemes”.

The page also revealed that the MNCCC Ministry did not exist.

“Someone can create a similar website like this but with sinister motives. The moment you key in your phone number, a prompt may ask you to install a plug-in or simple software for verification,” he said, adding that people were usually less defensive when asked to key-in their phone numbers.

Fong said this was the time when the website could send malware or ransomware for hackers to hack into the account. “The correct procedure is not to key in anything on any website that you are unsure of,” he said. Fong added that, about 500 people have input their phone numbers into the website since Sunday morning.

Full article from TheStar

 

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