Alleged breach of BPJS data points to Indonesia’s weak data protection: Experts – Jakarta Post


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A. Muh. Ibnu Aqil (The Jakarta Post)


Jakarta   ●  
Sun, May 23, 2021

The private information of more than 200 million Indonesians is believed to have been stolen and offered up for sale by alleged hackers, adding to a string of hacking incidents that experts say are a tell-tale sign of the country’s weak data protection system.

In a May 12 post on online hacking forum, an account with the username Kotz claimed to have the personal data of 279 million people, alive and deceased, including their full names, ID card numbers, email addresses, phone numbers, dates and places of birth, as well as salary details. The information allegedly belongs to national health insurance (JKN) policyholders. Kotz is offering access to the date for 2 Bitcoin, or roughly US$74,906 (Rp 1 billion). Kotz initially provided a link to three separate file-sharing websites on which data on 2 million people could be downloaded as a sample, bu...

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