Maxis has come out saying that it hasn’t found any issues with its systems in response to cyberattack claims from hacker group R00TK1T, The Star reported.
The group says that they have breached the telco’s infrastructure and threatened to leak a “treasure trove of customer data”.
However, the telco says that it was also discovered that an unauthorised incident occurred to a system that belongs to one of their third-party vendors.
Earlier today, Maxis received a report alleging a cybersecurity breach. We immediately launched an investigation to determine the validity. While we did not identify anything related to our own systems, we identified a suspected incident involving unauthorised access to one of our third-party vendor systems that resides outside of Maxis’ internal network environment.Maxis
Maxis added that they will investigate further and had also informed the relevant authorities.
Our customers’ privacy and security are of the utmost importance to us, and our ongoing priority is a thorough assessment and containment. We will continue to provide necessary updates on developments.Maxis
The telco also said that additional defence measures are also being put in place to reduce any further risk.
Multiple organisations attacked
R00TK1T previously issued a severe threat asserting that “No system is safe, no data secure” as they plan to relentlessly attack Malaysia’s government, institutions, and “way of life”.
It was reported that 30 January, Aminia, a local palm oil and network solutions company was claimed to have been hacked by the group.
More recently, online classroom YouTutor was reportedly breached on 4 February and the hackers had stolen a database containing 1,886 lines of user data and a zip file with an Excel sheet of the database.
The allegedly leaked database included full names, addresses, email addresses, phone numbers, MyKad numbers, and user IDs belonging to the company’s staff, teachers, and students.