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Indonesia's survival in age of cyber warfare

  • Tri Aryadi

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Jakarta   /   Fri, July 13, 2018   /  01:43 pm
Indonesia's survival in age of cyber warfare In a cyberwar, Indonesia could face more concerted attacks that could cripple critical infrastructure, public services and businesses. (Shutterstock/File)

In recent years, countries are no longer defensive when it comes to facing a growing number of cyberattacks. The buildup of offensive cyberwar capabilities has become a cybersecurity policy trend among countries. 

The Geneva Internet Platform, an initiative supported by Swiss authorities, estimates that 29 countries are currently capable of launching cyberattacks. 

One of the most often cited cyberattacks of hacking groups is the concerted cyberattack that hit Estonia in 2007. Estonia was crippled for a couple of weeks when hackers attacked the government, parliament, banking and media websites. Estonia’s government then accused Russia of sponsoring the attack. 

Another example was the Wannacry ransomware that attacked 150 countries, including Indonesia, last year. The United States believed that this global cyberattack wa...

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