UiTM in Malaysia recently admitted to an error that resulted in the leakage of data for around 12,000 applicants. The university has since profusely apologised for this mistake and is taking steps to ensure it does not happen again. The university reported that they have disabled the connection to the list and made modifications.
The university tweeted, “We apologise for the mistake.”
Yesterday, a Twitter user reported that UiTM had made the MyKad numbers and emails of about 12,000 aspirants public on an unsecured link.
In 2019, there was another data breach of a massive scale has recently been reported, involving the university too. The personal information of more than a million students and alumni affiliated with Universiti Teknologi Mara from 2008 to 2018 was exposed.
According to the local media outlet The Star, 1,164,540 students have had their records compromised across all UiTM campuses nationwide.