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Malaysia probes leak of 46 million phone users' data

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Malaysia is investigating an attempt to sell details of more than 46 million mobile phone subscribers that were leaked online in a massive data breach.

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The breach was originally reported by local technology website 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.

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