SINGAPORE: K Box Entertainment Group, which runs a chain of Karaoke outlets, said it is taking the theft of its data as well as publication of its customers’ details “very seriously”. Its Chief Operating Officer Priscilla Ng issued a statement late Tuesday (Sep 16), after the apparent leak of its customer database with more than 317,000 names.
The Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC) has said it is concerned about the scale of the leak and is investigating.
“We are conducting a full internal investigation, and have provided the PDPC and Singapore Police Force with our fullest cooperation. Steps are being taken to remove the stolen data and hold those responsible for this deplorable act wholly accountable to the fullest extent of the law,” Ms Ng said.
She said K Box has been able to “remove” stolen data and links from at least three websites. “We wish to assure you that controls and safeguards are in place in protecting your data and we take your data privacy very seriously,” she stated.
A check of URLs emailed to the media by the group claiming to be behind the leak, shows the links are dead. The group, who identified themselves as The Knowns, said they had published the data, to protest an upcoming toll hike at Woodlands Checkpoint.