Ministry Still Tracing Indonesia's COVID-19 Patients Data Leak

Translator

Antara

21 June 2020 12:12 WIB

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The Ministry of Communication and Informatics (Kominfo) currently continues to trace the reason behind the alleged hacking of a database containing information of the country's COVID-19 patients that was circulated in cyberspace recently.

"The COVID-19 database and evaluation results of the Kominfo data center are safe," Minister of Communication and Informatics Johnny G. Plate noted via a text message on Saturday.

The ministry is currently in the process of tracking information on the alleged data breach and coordinating with the National Cyber and Crypto Agency (BSSN) in charge of COVID-19 data security in Indonesia.

Furthermore, the ministry is coordinating to conduct an evaluation of data centers in other ministries and institutions.

A hacker called Database Shopping sold a database of COVID-19 patients in Indonesia, dated June 18, to a dark web hacking forum, RaidForums.

The hackers claims the data was obtained during a data breach on May 20.

The spoiler feature on the dark web shows seized data, including the user ID, gender, age, telephone number, residence address, and patient status.

The hacker allegedly has 230 thousand users’ data in MySQL format uploaded on the dark web.

In May, a hacker on the dark web sold data of Tokopedia trading platform’s users.

Tokopedia confirmed an attempt to hack their security defenses, though the user data was confirmed to be safe.

In the meantime, in early May this year, the Tokopedia e-commerce platform identified the data leak. A hacker claimed responsibility for the leak and later contended to hold data comprising names, email addresses, and hashed passwords of 15 million Tokopedia users.

The estimated number of affected users was greater, reaching almost 91 million.

"On May 2, 2020, we became aware of the data theft of Tokopedia’s user information by an unauthorized third party," William Tanuwijaya, the Tokopedia CEO, noted in a statement on May 13.

Shortly after learning about the breach, Tokopedia notified users while launching an investigation and ensured that the accounts and transactions on the platform remained safe, according to Tanuwijaya.

"We continue to ensure that passwords are encrypted through a one-way encryption process," Tanuwijaya stated.

The online shop company also collaborated with the Ministry of Communication and Informatics and National Cyber and Crypto Agency to investigate the case, he revealed.

Read also: Government Responds to Alleged Tokopedia Data Breach

ANTARA



Minister Claims PeduliLindungi App Kept 626,000 Patients from Transmitting COVID-19

4 hari lalu

Minister Claims PeduliLindungi App Kept 626,000 Patients from Transmitting COVID-19

Health Minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin has claimed that the PeduliLindungi app prevent more than 626,000 positive patients from transmitting COVID-19.


Jakarta Rolls Out Second Booster for Covid-19 Starting Tomorrow

5 hari lalu

Jakarta Rolls Out Second Booster for Covid-19 Starting Tomorrow

The Jakarta Health Office will start rolling out the second booster or the fourth dose of Covid-19 vaccines starting Tuesday, January 24, 2023.


COVID-19: Jakarta Readies 300 Fourth Dose Vaccination Locations

7 hari lalu

COVID-19: Jakarta Readies 300 Fourth Dose Vaccination Locations

Jakarta Health Office prepared 300 vaccination locations to support provision of the fourth dose or second booster of COVID-19 vaccine to the public.


Tech Winter Looms; Shopee Dominates Indonesian E-commerce Market

8 hari lalu

Tech Winter Looms; Shopee Dominates Indonesian E-commerce Market

E-commerce in Indonesia continues to strive amidst global economic conditions that are threatened by the recession.


Quarantine Not Required for Chinese Tourists, Says Jokowi

9 hari lalu

Quarantine Not Required for Chinese Tourists, Says Jokowi

President Jokowi confirmed that the government did not enforce COVID-19 restrictions such as the mandatory quarantine for Chinese tourists.


Jokowi Opens Doors for Chinese Tourists as Immunity Rate Hits 98.5

9 hari lalu

Jokowi Opens Doors for Chinese Tourists as Immunity Rate Hits 98.5

Indonesia's President Jokowi said the country has opened its doors to foreign tourists, including China which is seeing a surge in COVID-19 cases.


China's COVID-19 Emergency Has Peaked, Official Says

14 hari lalu

China's COVID-19 Emergency Has Peaked, Official Says

Coronavirus fever and emergency hospitalizations have peaked in China and the number of hospitalized Covid-19 patients is continuing to decline.


2022 Car Sales Reach 1 Million Units, Up by 17.4 Percent

16 hari lalu

2022 Car Sales Reach 1 Million Units, Up by 17.4 Percent

Car sales in Indonesia have increased as the economic condition improved after the Covid-19 outbreak subsided


Yogyakarta Covid-19 Case Enters the Lowest Phase in Early 2023, Tourist Visits Decreasing

18 hari lalu

Yogyakarta Covid-19 Case Enters the Lowest Phase in Early 2023, Tourist Visits Decreasing

The new case of Covid-19 in the region of Yogyakarta in early January 2023 was recorded to have entered the lowest phase of its spreading.


Nataru Holidays Ended, Covid-19 Cases in Yogyakarta Dropped by Half

24 hari lalu

Nataru Holidays Ended, Covid-19 Cases in Yogyakarta Dropped by Half

The end of the Christmas and New Year (Nataru) holidays does not always necessarily conclude with an increase in Covid-19 cases in Yogyakarta.