Cyber-attack on MAF website, fails to affect operation

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By Nabilah Halim

KUALA LUMPUR – The Malaysian Armed Forces (MAF) confirmed a cyber attack on its data network.

According to a statement by the MAF, the Defence Cyber and Electromagnetic Division (BSEP) and ATM Cyber Defence Operations Centre (CDOC) detected the incident.

“Right after the attack, BSEP and CDOC had isolated the data traffic to mask the exact location of the classified data and protected the network from being targeted by the hackers.

“The cyber-attack also failed to affect the actual operation of the portal. On the contrary, it only managed to hack certain segments placed outside the network from the very beginning,” said the statement.

According to the statement, the MAF is also aware of the continuous cyber-attack on its information network owned by the Ministry of Defence and the MAF.

Therefore, the MAF is always monitoring and increasing the cyber security aspect from time to time through BSEP and CDOC.

It also said that it not only strengthen its monitoring network and MAF’s defence communication, it also protects the national strategic defence communication network.

Meanwhile, the Chief of Defence Force, General Tan Sri Affendi Buang said that the cyber security aspect of MAF is always ready to ensure that any threat which disrupts the defence communication network can be detected early and overcome appropriately. – MalaysiaGazette

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