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KUALA LUMPUR (Dec 21): CTOS Data Systems Sdn Bhd, a wholly owned subsidiary of CTOS Digital Bhd, has found 335,000 pieces of personal identifiable information on the dark web involving 58,000 Malaysian consumers over the last three years.

These include credit card and debit card details, passport information, email addresses and phone numbers that can be misused to commit identity threat, fraud and scams, said CTOS in a statement on Thursday.

The breaches were detected by CTOS SecureID service, which scans more than 1.4 billion data breach records to detect and alert users when their personal information is leaked and found on the dark web.  

“With the digital economy increasingly playing a significant role in Malaysia’s economic growth, consumers are increasingly engaging in online transactions and are being exposed to digital threats.

“In the past year, Malaysia has witnessed several significant data breaches in telecommunications, broadcasting, banking, aviation and e-commerce sectors, which have adversely affected millions of customers” CTOS said.

At market close, the stock settled up one sen or 0.7% to RM1.43, for a market capitalisation of RM3.3 billion.

Edited ByLam Jian Wyn
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