Getting unsolicited OTP text messages from MySejahtera? Here's why

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© Provided by Malay Mail A woman uses the MySejahtera app in Kuala Lumpur September 23, 2021. ― Picture by Miera Zulyana

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 20 — The MySejahtera team today revealed that its check-in QR registration feature was misused by “malicious scripts” to send OTPs to mobile numbers.

The team responded after an increased number of complaints were registered through its helpdesk and social media platforms, on unsolicited OTP messages being received, some in the early hours of the morning.

The team, however, assured users that their data was not accessed by the scripts and that the issue will be fixed tonight.

“Since then, these API endpoints are blocked and a fix to enhance security will be moved tonight. We want to reassure all our users that no user data was accessed by these scripts but random phone numbers were spammed to verify their phone number. We apologise for this inconvenience,” a statement to the media read.

API refers to the Application Programming Interface.


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