If you own a credit card, you need to read this right now.
The South China Morning Post
reported that the details of hundreds of thousands of credit cards from at least six Southeast Asian countries
, including Malaysia, have been leaked online in an apparent massive data breach.
All details leaked
According to the report, the data breach was discovered by India-based cybersecurity company Technisanct.
The company revealed earlier this week that they found a series of data breaches involving credit card details issued by top banks in countries like Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam.
Credit card holders in the Philippines are the most affected, with a total of 172,828 cards breached.
Malaysia and Singapore had 37,145 and 25,290 cards breached respectively, SCMP
Techinsanct's CEO Nandakishore Harikumar told website that the details leaked include the name of the cardholder, the credit card number, the CCV, the expiry date and even the PIN.
That's basically all the data a hacker needs to make purchases online.
What should you do now?
Unfortunately, there's nothing much you can do for now, as according to the report, the Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) in Malaysia are currently investigating the alleged leak.
Stay calm and wait for an official statement from your issuing bank.
If you're worried that your credit card details have been leaked online, get in touch with your bank and they should be able to help.
In the meantime, keep an eye out on suspicious charges to your credit card. If you notice any unauthorised spending on your credit card statement, notify your bank immediately and have them cancel your card before making a police report.
Be vigilant, you guys!