MAHB lodges police report over KLIA system disruption

SEPANG (Aug 28): Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) has lodged a police report over the recent disruption (pictured) of its computer systems at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA).

KLIA district police chief Assistant Commissioner of Police Zulkifli Adamsah confirmed having received the report, which was lodged by MAHB’s information technology division senior manager yesterday.

He said the investigation will be carried out under Section 427 of the Penal Code for mischief, which is punishable with imprisonment not less than one year and not more than five years, or with fine, or with both, upon conviction.

Zulkifli, however, said no evidence was submitted with the police report.

MAHB’s group chief executive officer, Raja Azmi Raja Nazuddin, in a statement on Monday did not rule out the possibility that the recent network failure at the airport was caused by an act of malicious intent.

Last Friday, the airport operator also said that it had identified network failure as the cause of the disruption of the systems at KLIA, causing flight delays, long queues and frustrated travellers, and had taken steps to replace the network equipment.

Systems disruption affected key functions such as Wi-Fi connection, flight information display system, check-in counters and the baggage handling system.

This article first appeared in The Edge Financial Daily, on Aug 28, 2019.

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