204 Million Voter Data Leaked by Hackers, KPU Opens Vote Tech – 5 hours ago

Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia – The General Election Commission (KPU) has opened its voice regarding news that its official website was hacked. A total of 204 million voter data was reportedly sold in this incident.

KPU Commissioner, Betty Epsilon Idroos, revealed that her party is currently conducting an investigation. This was carried out together with the police and the National Cyber ​​and Crypto Agency (BSSN).

“We are still in the process of carrying out searches with the Criminal Investigation Cyber ​​Headquarters and BSSN (National Cyber ​​and Crypto Agency),” he said to CNNIndonesia.com, quoted Wednesday (29/11/2023).

This latest hacking report was revealed when the election campaign entered its first day. The Cissrec Institute explained that a hacker named Jimbo obtained the data and sold it for US$74 thousand or Rp. 1.2 billion.

The data obtained amounted to 253 million. However, after filtering, 204 million were obtained, the same as the KPU’s Permanent DPT.

“After Jimbo carried out filtering, there were 204,807,203 unique data, this number was almost the same as the number of voters in the KPU’s Permanent DPT, which was 204,807,222 voters from 514 districts/cities in Indonesia and 128 representative countries,” said Pratama Persadha, Chairman CISSReC Cyber ​​Security Research Institute in its statement.

Jimbo also shared the 500 sample data obtained. The leaked data was uploaded on the darkweb site BreachForums.

Fill in the personal data that Jimbo obtained, starting from NIK, No. KK, ID card number (contains passport number for voters who are abroad), full name, gender, date of birth, place of birth, marital status, complete address, RT, RW, sub-district, sub-district and district coding and TPS coding.

“The Cissrec team has also tried to verify sample data provided randomly via the cekdpt website, and the data released by the cekdpt website is the same as the sample data shared by hacker Jimbo, including the TPS numbers where voters are registered,” explained Pratama.

This hacking incident is not the first time this has happened. Last year 105 million data from the KPU was reportedly leaked by hacker Bjorka.

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