Digi selects London-based Boku to protect Malaysians from cyberthreats

by BERNAMA / pic by MUHD AMIN NAHARUL

DIGI Telecommunications Sdn Bhd and Boku Inc have signed a partnership contract to protect mobile users against cyber-hacks, account takeover attacks, SIM swap attacks and other forms of digital fraud.

Based on a statement, Digi is the first mobile service provider in Malaysia to partner with London-based Boku to launch mobile identity products that proactively protect its customers from numerous cyberthreats.

Boku’s Phone Number Verification (Authenticate) service will verify mobile number possession directly on the device by using its built-in connectivity to the mobile operators’ wireless network.

The ‘Reassigned Number’ (Detect) service allows a merchant to check if a mobile number has been reassigned or recycled by the carrier to a new user.

Digi Chief Marketing Officer, Praveen Rajan said: “This partnership with Boku is another layer of safety enabling our customers to have a seamless and worry-free online experience.”

According to Boku Chief Business Officer for Identity, Stuart Neal, Boku has already built the most comprehensive network of direct mobile operator connections for identity, and extending its capabilities into Malaysia is a major milestone as they continue to expand globally.

Digital service providers and their users are increasingly being targeted by fraudsters, seeking to extract money or other forms of stored value from accounts. Boku and Digi are ensuring that Malaysians are protected from these forms of fraud.