The government agencies in indonesia are desperate: a barrage of cyber attacks has fallen on them.
The indonesian police are investigating reports of an operator who has claimed to have stolen personal information of thousands of police officers this week.
On his Twitter page (now blocked), a criminal, presumably a brazilian, said to be able to access the servers of the national police, the indonesian and subtract data 28mila police officers. The compromised information includes names, home addresses, email addresses, phone numbers, and information on blood group.
“We are currently investigating this issue, which is the examination of the department of computer crime,” he said to the media, the indonesian police spokesman Dedi Prasetyo.
The incident follows an attack on the Cyber Security and Encryption Agency (BSSN) indonesian from part of the same actor in the last month.
The attacks are a clear indication of the deplorable condition of the cyber security of government agencies in Indonesia, which is one of the largest online markets in the world.
In August of this year, because of a vulnerability in the application of the Ministry of Health in indonesia for the monitoring of patients with COVID-19, 1.3 million people have been disclosed personal data, and doctors. In the same week was also compromised the vaccination certificate of the president of the Country.
A month later, police confirmed an investigation into the alleged attack of the group Mustang Panda the intelligence agency of the indonesian and ten ministries. Mustang Panda, remember, is a group actor of threats targeting non-governmental organisations, and using lures in the Mongolian for the purposes of espionage, monitored from 2017 and links are rooted in the chinese territory.
This year, the number of cyber attacks in Indonesia has increased significantly: from January to August, there were 888 million attempts of cyber-attack.