Before the implementation of automatic voter registration in January 2022, Malaysians have the option of registering as a voter online through the MySPR Daftar portal which was launched back in July 2019.
With the implementation of automatic registration by the Election Commission or Suruhanjaya Pilihan Raya (SPR), many stopped using the portal, unless you wanted to update your voting address or apply for a postal vote.
A Twitter user, @acaiijawe, tweeted two days ago, that someone is selling a database with more than 800,000 voters’ info allegedly coming from SPR. The database includes names, identification numbers, emails, phone numbers, birthdates, complete addresses, passwords, and more than 1.6 million know-your-client (KYC) selfie images amounting to 67GB.
The seller is asking for USD2000 (RM9,297) in Bitcoin or Monero cryptocurrencies for this database. In addition to that, the seller also claimed to have 22 million voters’ info from the MySPR Semak portal.
Lowyat.net reported that the seller actually started selling the database as early as April 2022 and he is also selling the database from National Registration Department (JPN). The JPN data leak was in the news back in May 2022. At the time of writing, the leaked databases are still online and available for sale.