Week 25 in Technology

It was an interesting week, to say the least. While the news was filled with a lot of interesting bits and bobs, I found one company dominating international headlines. Good ol’ Microsoft. Let’s start with a high. Microsoft recently introduced Windows 11 (surprise, surprise). It is a surprise because Microsoft made an earlier stance of… Continue reading Week 25 in Technology

SUCI Catcher – a 5G security issue

Introduction 5G had introduced vast improvements over its predecessors, namely 2G, 3G, and 4G. The issue of IMSI catchers plagued users and threatened the security and sanctity of mobile networks globally. I briefly discussed Stingray/IMSI catchers in my previous article, a look into 5G. However, recent developments revealed a new vector of attacks, discovered by… Continue reading SUCI Catcher – a 5G security issue

Malaysia’s International Trade and Industries CIMS 3.0 – Case study

Background We’re in this pandemic for over a year. Malaysian government has recently issued a decree for a “total lockdown”, which requires everyone to work from home. Only selected sectors that has been predefined, or which has approval from the ministry is allowed to operate. MITI’s role In order to obtain the approval, one has… Continue reading Malaysia’s International Trade and Industries CIMS 3.0 – Case study

5G Security Primer

The sum of the whole is greater than the individual parts put together. This is the mantra when it comes to mobile security. As one does not lose sight of the forest against the trees, the network is as strong when it’s individually and collectively secured. In building the security standards, global organizations such as… Continue reading 5G Security Primer

Hacker Scorn – Tale of UniKL

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

Singtel breach (2021) – case study

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

e-Pay data breach – a 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