Cybersecurity Expert Confirms Validity of 105 Million Leaked Indonesian Data
TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – cyber security and Vaksincom digital forensics expert Alfons Tanujaya confirmed the validity of various identification numbers or NIKs from 105 million Indonesian population data leaked by an account called Bjorka and sold on an online forum called Breached Forums or Breached.to. The data is believed to come from the General Election Commission (KPU).
“I have checked several NIKs given as a sample, they are all valid. And the data is most likely from KPU because there is information from TPS,” Alfons told Tempo on the night of Wednesday, September 7, 2022.
Bjorka is suspected of leaking sensitive data of Indonesians including NIK, family card or KK number, full name, place and date of birth, gender, address and age on her page on September 6, 2022.
As a result of this data breach, Alfons explained, people could exploit population data by opening a fake bank account, signing up for online loans, and others.
The Ministry of Communication and Information or Kominfo was silent when asked to respond to the alleged data leak. “Regarding cyber attacks, it is best to ask the National Cyber and Encryption Agency or BSSN as the leading cyber technical sector,” Kominfo Minister Johnny G. Plate said in a brief message on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, BSSN claimed that it is conducting an in-depth investigation into the alleged breach of 105 million sensitive Indonesian data. “The BSSN team is coordinating and investigating the matter. It is still being processed,” agency spokesperson Ariandi Putra told Tempo on Wednesday.
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