Socso suffers data breach, personal data including phone number and salary shared online
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KUALA LUMPUR, Dec. 8 -- It appears another Malaysian government agency has suffered a data breach involving personal data. A group self-described as ethical hackers posted a forum thread highlighting that Perkeso's portal has been breached. Perkeso is Malaysia's social security organisation (Socso) which is under the Ministry of Human Resources.
It appears that the security incident started last week on 2nd December 2023 and as a result, Perkeso immediately placed its systems on maintenance mode starting 3rd December at midnight until further notice. As a result, all transactions including Perkeso deductions had to be done via FPX on the ASSIST portal or physically over the counter at Perkeso branches nationwide.
The hacker group posted...
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