Spy agency hit in 'mass hack' of state apparatus

Spy agency hit in 'mass hack'…

Spy agency hit in 'mass hack' of state apparatus

The Jakarta Post | 2021-09-13 19:13

The internal networks of at least 10 government institutions, including the State Intelligence Agency (BIN), were reportedly breached earlier this year by China-based hackers in an alleged cyber-espionage campaign, highlighting Indonesia's vulnerability to cyber threats and its lack of strong data protection regulation. The breach was discovered by Insikt Group, the research division of threat intelligence company Recorded Future, in April. The firm detected PlugX malware, believed to be operated by a group called Mustang Panda, operating within the networks of Indonesian government agencies, cybersecurity publication The Record reported on Sept. 10. Insikt researchers managed to trace the malware's presence on the networks back to at least March, although they were unable determine how the government systems were breached or which network...


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