Indonesia’s election commission is examining the release of 2.3 million electorates’ private details on a hacker website in addition to a danger to release of the data of about 200 million people, the agency said on Friday.
He rejected the leak had originated from the commission’s servers, stating the same data had been shared with political parties and presidential candidates, in line with the law.
Whoever published the data on the online forum did not determine themselves, saying just, “I got more than 200 million Indonesians’ citizenship data that I will share … quickly”.
Reuters was unable to contact the hacker or the site on which the data was launched. The leak was initially reported by the data breach monitoring firm Under the Breach.
The release followed investigations by e-commerce platform Tokopedia into allegations that the data of 91 million users leaked online in early May.
Indonesian civil society groups said it exposed serious vulnerabilities. “The security of electorate data is uncertain,” Titi Anggraini, director of the Association for Elections and Democracy, stated. “We are not as safe as residents.”
The electoral data from the world’s 4th most-populous nation was published anonymously on the hacking online forum raid online forums on Wednesday and experts said it could be utilized for identity theft and scams.
The General Election Commission (KPU) verified the credibility of the data, such as house addresses and national recognition numbers, and stated it was working to identify the source. It validated some of the data gone back to 2013.