Data via debit card payments at parking lots easily accessed by scammers - Ahmad Maslan
KUALA LUMPUR - The government has acknowledged that the data of those who use debit cards for payments at cashless parking lots is not secure and easily accessible to scammers.
Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Maslan said that the data can be accessed simply by using malware.
"I agree with what was mentioned, so we have to continue to be careful and the figures I stated in the Dewan Rakyat regarding scam fraud for the country, almost 22,000 people have become victims and lost around RM850 million.
"That number is high and we hope that people will always be careful, especially using cards that can be accessed using special software for accounts," he said in the Dewan Negara session on Monday.
He said this when answering a question from Datuk Mohd Hisamudin Yahaya who wanted to know whether the data of debit card users is safe and protected if they make a payment at a cashless parking lot.
Currently, cashless parking payments in some locations require customers to pay in advance using a debit card before deducting the actual amount of the fee according to the period of service.