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

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

Website check if users have been hacked is fake –  The viral Malaysian website siapakenahack.com which claimed to help users check if their personal data have been hacked is fake, its creator said on Sunday (Nov 19), warning that it was aimed at educating Malaysians to be vigilant of fake websites.

A check of the now-viral siapakenahack.com website by The Star 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 creator of the website, C.F. Fong said on Sunday that the site was meant to be educational, The Star reported.

“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, the founder of security services company LGMS.

“You shouldn’t depend on any broker or third party to find out,” he told The Star.

He was referring to another popular website created by tech blogger Keith Rozario that allows the public to check if their personal data had been stolen. Fong 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 told The Star.

The public concern over such data breaches come as the Malaysian authorities is investigating a massive online leak of data involving 46 million mobile phone users. Authorities have traced that data leak to an Internet Protocol address in Oman, the New Straits Times reported on Saturday (Nov 18).

Full article from The Straits Time

 

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