A fake website sounding almost similar to sayakenahack.com, which was in the news last week and subsequently blocked by the authorities, to educate Malaysians to be vigilant of fake websites.
- False claim the site was developed by MNCCC – there is no such ministry
- The Malaysian coat of arms is wrong
- More than 500 people keyed in phone numbers soon after the site went online
- Malware or ransomware for hackers to hack into your account could be sent through fake sites
CF Fong, the founder of security services company LGMS, confirmed that the SiapaKenaHack website he created is fake, according to The Star.
“The whole idea is to educate people because recently people were keying in their identification card (IC) numbers into the sayakenahack.com website.
“You shouldn’t depend on any broker or third party to find out,” Fong was quoted as saying, adding that the best way to check whether an IC number has been registered with different phone companies is with the telecommunication companies and not a website.
On visiting the siapakenahack.com, you see a claim that the website was developed by the Ministry of Malaysia National Cyber Communication Council (MNCCC).
However, after you submit your phone number, a page opens up claiming that it is “a fake website to teach you about phishing schemes”. The page also reveals that the MNCCC Ministry does not exist.
“Someone can create a similar website like this but with sinister motives. The moment you key in your phone number, a prompt may ask you to install a plug-in or simple software for verification,” Fong said, adding that people were usually less defensive when asked to key-in their phone numbers.
He said this was the time when the website could send malware or ransomware for hackers to hack into the account.
“The correct procedure is not to key in anything on any website that you are unsure of,” he said.
According to the media report, Fong claimed that about 500 people have input their phone numbers into the website since Sunday morning.
A telltale sign on the website that it is not genuine is the Malaysian coat of arms where the tigers have no tails and there are three instead of five keris.
Nov 16, Checking Out sayakenahack.com