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Jakarta Post

RI faces heightened threat of cyberattacks amid outbreak: ELSAM

  • Made Anthony Iswara

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, May 16 2020   /  12:45 am

COVID-19 is not the only threat Indonesia is facing as cyberattacks are also on the rise, with hackers seeking to exploit the vulnerabilities of Indonesia’s digital security during the outbreak.

The pandemic has created the perfect opportunity for hackers to force their way into computer networks as companies and office workers shift to online platforms while working remotely and new users dive into Indonesia’s cyberspace, warned Institute for Policy Research and Advocacy (ELSAM) deputy director Wahyudi Djafar.

“The potential impacts of cyberattacks is massive as they can cause both economic losses and disrupt important infrastructure used for communication,” he said on Monday.

His concerns are set against the backdrop of two recent cyberattacks in Indonesia, namely the so-called Zoombombing of lewd images that disrupted a National ICT Council (Wantiknas) web...