With the help of self-professed “data and crypto addict” Flash Gordon, iAfrikan CEO Tefo Mohapi connected the leak to GoVault.
GoVault is a platform operated by Dracore, and is billed as a “goldmine of information” which offers access to the contact details of South African consumers and homeowners.
This is not looking good. Late yesterday, we received a tip off that someone was selling huge databases of personal details belonging to Malaysians on Lowyat Forums.
While we did brush it off as just another scammer looking to make a quick buck at first, we decided to dig a little further and discovered that this could be one of the biggest data breaches ever in Malaysian history.
What is up for sale – for an undisclosed amount in bitcoin is millions of personal data of Malaysians belonging to Jobstreet.com, the Malaysian Medical Council, the Malaysian Medical Association, Academy of Medicine Malaysia, the Malaysian Housing Loan Applications, the Malaysian Dental Association and the National Specialist Register of Malaysia.
Thats not all, the mother load however is customer data from a huge list of Malaysian Telcos, that include Altel, Celcom, DiGi, Enabling Asia, Friendimobile, Maxis, MerchantTradeAsia, PLDT, RedTone, TuneTalk, Umobile and XOX.