Police claim progress in probe into Bumi computer hacking
The police expressed optimism
about their investigation into the recent hacking of email accounts belonging to
publicly-listed coal miner PT Bumi Resources, saying they were making further
probes into the coal miner’s stolen data and any links with its business
Police chief spokesman Brig. Gen. Boy Rafli Amar said here on Friday that with further
investigation the police would be able to identify the hackers and bring them
to the courts.
“The police have made progress in their investigation into the case by tracing
the connection between the hijacked data from the computer system and Bumi’s
partner companies in our attempt to identify the hacker. However we need a few
more days to reveal the results of the digital forensic investigation into
ongoing electronic transactions between Bumi and its partner companies,” he
said, adding that the theft of the database from Bumi’s computer network was an
Bumi Resources belonging to the Bakrie Group reported the hacked email account
to the police after its majority shareholder London-listed Bumi plc found
financial irregularities in the coal mining company which had not been made
Boy added that the police also investigated all data claimed by whistleblower
Nathaniel Rotschild as his and any connection to the data stolen from Bumi.
He said the police would likely send a summons to Rotschild who owned 14
percent of Bumi plc’s shares, to undergo questioning in connection with a
further forensic investigation into the stolen data and Rotschild’s findings.