April 13, 2024

There seems to have been one other breach in Indonesia, and this time passport info of 9 million foreigners which have utilized for visas to enter has leaked per reviews in native media (entry right here).

Knowledge leaks in Indonesia are usually not uncommon, and not too long ago there was one other case of 34 million passport info traded on the darkish net.

Excerpt from Suarasurabay (Google Translate):

The Ministry of Communication and Informatics (Kemenkominfo) is investigating info concerning the alleged leak of 9 million visa knowledge for overseas residents (foreigners) who entered Indonesia.

Hacker Bjorka is suspected of buying and selling foreigners’ private knowledge. In his weblog, it’s said that the information being traded is within the type of visas from foreigners to enter Indonesia issued by the Directorate Basic of Immigration, Ministry of Legislation and Human Rights.

“This database comprise foreigners visa to enter Indonesia issued by Directorate Basic of Immigration of Indonesia,” tulis Bjorka.

Conclusion

Sadly, knowledge leaks are usually not unusual, and I are inclined to get notices month-to-month about one other breach the place a few of my info has been uncovered (often my electronic mail deal with).

Authorities leaks are usually not as frequent, however having your (possible mine, too) passport info used to enter Indonesia traded on the darkish net just isn’t good.