27 August 2019
Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) lodged a police report today
on the network failure which triggered a system outage at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and klia2 last Wednesday.
KLIA police chief Assistant Commissioner Zulkifli Adamshah via a WhatsApp message confirmed that a report has been lodged on the matter.
He said it was lodged by the senior general manager of MAHB’s information technology division.
“I can only confirm that the police has received a report today on the problem which occurred in KLIA.
“Investigations will be carried out under Section 427 of the Penal Code for causing damage through act of mischief,” he said.
On Monday, MAHB said it had not ruled out the possibility that the network failure which triggered a system outage at KLIA and klia2 was caused by an act of malicious intent.
The New Straits Times in a front page report on Saturday said system disruptions at the two terminals, which had affected operations for almost four days, could be due to a cyberattack.
The technical glitch caused dozens of flight delays, affected the flight information display system (FIDS), check-in-counters, baggage handling systems (BHS) and WiFi availability.
MAHB promptly replaced the malfunctioning network equipment and has since been closely monitoring the stability of the systems.