Senior MGA Official Being Investigated by Police under Alleged Misuse of Confidential Internal Data


A senior pc gaming authority official is presently being examined by the authorities over the alleged abuse of personal inner info.

Lately, resources within the Malta Video Gaming Authority (MGA) revealed that Jason Farrugia was being investigated by the cops. Till December 16th, Mr. Farrugia occupied the Principal Innovation Officer (CTO) at the MGA. He is suspected of having actually off-and-on accessed confidential and also commercially delicate details kept by the Malta betting governing body. The breaches were found following a routine testimonial of his job tools which discovered that he had been relocating the previously mentioned sensitive information from the web servers of the Malta Video Gaming Authority to his personal account.

For the time being, the examination is being led by the Financial Criminal Activity Examination Division of Malta authorities. The agents are currently searching for out what he had actually planned to do with the misused information.

As the Times of Malta reported, Jason Farrugia was first suspended from his setting at the country’s gaming regulative body. Recently, after an interior testimonial, the authority made a decision to dismiss him and also refer the issue to the authorities. After being informed of the decision of the Malta Pc gaming Authority early December 16th, Mr. Faruggia himself submitted his resignation from the CTO setting.

At the time, all attempts to contact him for comment on the situation were unsuccessful.

Ongoing Probe Still to Find Out What the Official Had Been Doing with the Sensitive Information

As it was revealed by elderly resources within the Malta Video Gaming Authority, Jason Farrugia had actually been caught “red-handed” throughout the information abuse by the authority. They revealed that the abuse of secret information was found during a testimonial of his work gadget.

A source within the MGA disclosed that the cops would certainly now have to establish what Mr. Farrugia had actually been performing with the delicate information after moving it from the betting regulator’s servers to a personal account. After the resignation of the CTO, the MGA noted that it no more had any kind of link to Mr. Farrugia, so he can not represent or speak in behalf of the Authority from then on.

This is not the first time the Malta Gaming Authority has actually made it to the headings over alleged data violations. Previously in 2021, the country’s betting guard dog exposed that the former President of the MGA Heathcliff Farrugia was dealing with criminal costs after an examination located that he had been selling impact with Yorgen Fenech, a preferred entrepreneur as well as casino site owner, who is currently among the richest individuals in Malta.

According to authorities, Fenech was given with readily delicate details concerning competing casino drivers by Farrugia. For the time being, it continues to be unclear whether the previous chief executive officer of the MGA is charged of approving kickbacks for the arrangement of the aforementioned personal information. After dealing with charges of corruption, Heathcliff Farrugia (not associated with Jason Farrugia) resigned in January.