Malaysia probes leak of 46 million phone users' data
The breach was originally reported by local technology website Lowyat.net after unidentified individuals offered the phone data, from several telecoms companies, and other personal information for sale on a public forum on the site, AFP reported.
Communications Minister Salleh Said Keruak said police and the country's internet regulator were looking into the case.
"We have identified several potential sources of the leak and we should be able to complete the probe soon," he told reporters in parliament.
The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission, the internet regulator, has met telecoms companies to discuss the issue. ■