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Malaysia, Australia probe data breaches as millions exposed

Companies and governments have come under intense pressure to shore up their cybersecurity

Shamim Adam Matthew Burgess & Yoolim Lee | Bloomberg 

Malaysia is investigating the theft of mobile-phone records for 46.2 million customers, while an online security lapse in Australia exposed personal details of almost 50,000 employees. The Malaysian government is working with carriers and police to investigate the issue and identify possible sources of the leak, the state news agency Bernama reported Wednesday, citing Communications and Multimedia Minister Salleh Said Keruak. A spokesman confirmed his comments. The data may last have been updated in 2014, according to local reports. In Australia, personal records of almost ...

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First Published: Thu, November 02 2017. 23:51 IST