State intelligence hacked on alleged violation of government networks – Indonesia

State intelligence hacked on alleged violation of government networks - Indonesia

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    Tue, September 14, 2021

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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 cyberespionage campaign, highlighting Indonesia’s vulnerability to cyber threats and its lack of strong data protection regulation.

Insikt researchers managed to trace the malware’s presence on the net…

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.

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