Malaysia spared from ransomware cyberattacks
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia appears to have escaped the brunt of the massive global ransomware cyberattacks which hit various countries on Friday.
The Malaysian Communication and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) said that for now, there had been no reports of such activities occurring in Malaysia. The commission said it is currently working with other enforcement agencies in monitoring the situation.
“Malaysians are, therefore, urged to immediately update their softwares to the latest patch and ensure that all hosts have enabled endpoint anti-malware solutions.
“Users are to immediately back up vital data to an external hard drive or cloud storage service, if they have not done so,” it said.
MCMC also warned the public not to click on any suspicious links and should report any incidents to the authorities quickly.
According to the reports, the attacks apparently exploited a defect exposed in documents leaked from the United States National Security Agency.
Former Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia supreme council member Kamarul Azman Habibur Rahman (seated third from right) with GKCM members in Port Dickson yesterday.