I decided to take a break from writing my usual tech/cyber related stuff and focus on other topics of interest. For the longest time, I have always been fascinated by the faculty of the mind, understanding mental patterns and how to “optimise” thinking. This article stemmed from my conversations over the weekends, as well as… Continue reading Make or Break – Paradox of Choice
Almost everyone on this planet, including their dog, cat, pet parrot and all other being is listed on Facebook (but this also means other social media, not at the scale how penetrative Facebook is). Started off as a college fling tracking site, Facebook quickly outgrew its pubescent phase and matured as a global social media… Continue reading Yet another Facebook leak… 533M records!
Editor note: As part of responsible disclosure, the matter has been sent out to MOHE IT/Network Security and MyCERT with the reference number of MyCERT-202103221082. I recently got contact of the CEO of UNIKL and the article was forwarded to him for further action. In most breach stories, we often hear one side of the… Continue reading Hacker vs. UniKL – TA perspective
This isn’t your typical “I-got-breached/hacked” case study. In fact, I found it so interesting, initially I didn’t pay much attention. What got to me was the level of details that the hacker was able to provide to prove the hack was indeed real and pretty much placed the smoking gun in his hands. Let’s dive… Continue reading Hacker Scorn – Tale of UniKL
What happened Singtel? Singtel, in a report, released a statement that they are currently investigating a data breach involving customer data. For those who aren’t familiar, Singtel is a Singapore based group of telecommunications companies around Asia, as well as a telco licensee in Singapore. Singapore was notified by Accellion that the data breach occurred… Continue reading Singtel breach (2021) – case study
Introduction e-Pay is a solution part of GHL group of companies. Based on their website, e-Pay is was founded when Malaysia’s telco industry was just emerging in the late nineties. We have been providing top-up services ever since prepaid mobile plans became popular. Since our simpler beginnings, e-pay has expanded to include a host of… Continue reading e-Pay data breach – a case study
Digitization and Hospital Management As part of digital move introduced by the former Prime Minister of Malaysia Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamed, Selayang Hospital underwent a major transformation, introducing the THIS – Total Hospital Information System. This system was aimed to provide a comprehensive hospital solution that covers imaging and patient information. Based on research done… Continue reading Selayang Hospital IT system case study – Jan 2021
BlackHat Asia recently hosts Singapore’s Deputy Chief Executive Brigadier General Gaurav Keerthi. Gaurav Keerthi was speaking on Singapore’s initiative for a voluntary “Cybersecurity Labelling Scheme” that is aimed at rating consumer’s broadband gateway. In his speech, Gaurav Keerthi draws parallel between the importance of public utility such as water supply & sewerage, focusing on the… Continue reading Singapore to propose Infosec tech rating – a review
If it’s one thing life has taught me, “almost” everything has a price. For a good sum, you can get a person to sell his phone. For others, something else. It’s known fact that we live in the world of data. Everything we do today generates data. Every step you take, every move you make… Continue reading Privacy – White elephant in the room with COVID-19?
Mad kudos to Toronto based Citizen Labs for this excellent work! Citizen Labs just published (about 13 hours ago) an expose of an Indian company, dubbed as ‘Dark Basin’ which is responsible for hacking thousands of individuals over six continents. The victim list isn’t just random joes, but public figures, rich and the affluent, NGOs… Continue reading Hackers for Hire – The case of Dark Basin