Police to Investigate Reports on Tempo, Tirto.id Cyberattacks



Mahinda Arkyasa

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  • TEMPO.CO, JakartaThe Metro Jaya Police announced that it is currently looking into the report regarding the cyber attack made against two national online news media, Tempo.co, and Tirto.id

    The Police announced that they will summon the parties involved along with witnesses in the incident for further clarification. 

    "The report had just been filed yesterday, it will then be handled by the special crimes cyber team for further studying. We are still investigating this case," said Metro Jaya Police spokesperson, Grand Commissioner, Yusri Yunus on Wednesday, August 26, 2020. 

    As previously reported, several representatives from online news outlets Tempo.co and Tirto.id filed an official police report about the hacking attack against them to the Jakarta Metro Police on Tuesday, August 25, 2020.

    Tempo.co was represented by its chief editor Setri Yasra, accompanied by the Legal Aid Institute for the Press (LBH Pers) director Ade Wahyudin.

    "This is also a form of our fights against digital attacks on media and journalists," said Ade in a press release on Thursday morning, August 26, 2020. 

    Tirto.id was also attacked on the same day as Tempo.co. Several of its articles were removed, particularly ones regarding the involvement of the Indonesia State Intelligence Agency and the Indonesian National Armed Forces in the attempt to discover medicine for Covid-19. There were also efforts to redirect the hyperlinks to Tempo.co.